Baptized to grow in faith.
Loved, played with, read to, because he can achieve potential just like everyone else.
Gone are the days, at least in this country, when parents are told that their child will never do anything worthwhile. Today, people with Down syndrome have jobs, friends, families, and lead lives of purpose.
This couple, both w/DS, are married
and the subject of the HBO feature film Monica and David
If we can change attitudes in our country, then we can pray with hope for change in other countries, too. Pray for places in Eastern Europe, Asia, and other locales, who do not know the potential of these treasured children. A disability -- whether it be cognitive or physical -- does not need to be a death sentence any more. Instead, these children can be hugged, tickled, thrown in the air, and loved by the whole family.
I pray these children get to experience the joys and wonders of the world around them.
I pray that people across the world love their children, cherish their children, each for who they are and who they can become.