This post has been making the rounds of Facebook today:
Today I may have actually learned something
It's about a man's perspective of a Starbucks employee who has Down syndrome, and how he realizes her everyday humanity.
I appreciate his honesty, because most people aren't that open. But while I don't know all of his thoughts, I can relate to the idea that some people are uncomfortable around someone different from them. I didn't have much experience with people with disabilities before Henry. My eyes have been opened -- and softened -- to the myriad needs in the world around me, just because my youngest has an extra chromosome.
I hope he sees Amber again, and speaks with her just as he would any other employee. And, to Amber, I look forward to Fridays, too!