Day 31: It's the last day of Down syndrome awareness month! If you stuck with me this far, thank you!
You know, 17 months ago this was not important to me, but now it dominates so much of my thought. There is so much ignorance and prejudice out there that most people don't even realize they have. My hope is that by shedding some light on the subject, maybe someone who would normally make fun of a person with Down syndrome will see how much they go through while maintaining a positive spirit, and will start to have compassion rather than disdain. Maybe a family who is full of fear after a diagnosis will see how much we love our girl and how much we are NOT suffering and will have less fear and more faith that they will get to where we are too. The abortion rates are so alarming to me that it makes me feel physically ill sometimes, so maybe someone will see into our lives and choose to keep their baby. THAT is what it's about, y'all.
God didn't make a mistake when He created L, and that is the truth. I am so proud of her, so wildly in love with her, I cannot imagine a second without my sweet girl. I know all of my fellow special needs parent friends feel the exact same way about their own children.