The Down Syndrome Creed

19 Oct

Get It Down; 31 for 21

My face may be different but my feelings are the same.
I laugh and I cry and take pride in my gains.
I was sent here among you to teach you to love,
as God in Heaven looks down from above.

To Him, I’m no different
His love knows no bounds;
It’s those here among you in the cities and towns,
that judge me by standards that man has imparted,
but this family I’ve chosen, will help me get started.

For I’m one of the children so special and few,
that came here to learn the same lessons as you.
That love is acceptance, it must come from the heart;
we all have the same purpose, though not the same start.

The Lord gave me life to live and embrace,
and I’ll do it as you do, but at my own pace.

(author unknown)

NB: I know this is a cheat’s post, but there are lessons to be learnt from this, I like it, and I’ve been waiting for an excuse to post it! This coming week I will talk about Tom’s diagnosis, and DS, and attitudes in more detail… But for now, it’s bed time: it’s been another busy Sunday! Where Tom did NOT end up in the swimming pool!!

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