Looking back 17 years ago to what seemed like a dark road, in the beginning, Has opened my eyes and my heart ten thousand fold to the world that I never knew existed.
At 6 months pregnant with my little girl , diagnosed with Down Syndrome AKA
Is our life quality, no, it's extraordinary! do people stare at her, yes.. so I make that a perfect situation to start a conversation and turn it around. Have people judged me, yes, of course, but I believe it is a reflection of their own fears, we all fear the unknown at certain points in our lives.
Has her mental capacity only gone to a certain point...I don't know? so far she keeps amazing me by maturing more, comprehending more and learning more every day.
My friends, Don't believe the lie, when others tell you what your life is going to look like, If you believe in God let Him orchestrate it...whatever your situation is... When we as people feel loved, adored, needed and valued we can fly :) Let's let our kids and loved ones know they are loved, adored, needed and that they are priceless, no matter what their "diagnosis " is, then stand back and watch them soar.
Have a beautiful day and make today and every day Extraordinary :)
From the heart of a special needs mother :)