Ever have one of those days? One of those weeks? Months? Years? You simply do not know where you are going to get the strength to take one more step forward! The questions, answers, and everything else is so overwhelming, suffocating in fact, and there seems to be no end in sight . . .… Continue reading All it takes . . .
"Frank Stephens, a young man living with Down Syndrome, gives a powerful speech on his life experience and the importance of people living with Down Syndrome in science and research" (Reflect, YouTube, 2017). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yQJEoRhkapw For anyone who believes people with Down Syndrome are people with viable lives, lives worth living, listen to this gentleman's proclamation.… Continue reading My Life is Worth Living
Pure! Unadulterated, true, sincere, genuine, real, authentic, wholesome, natural, without false pretense or fabrication. Not necessarily perfect, simply beautiful in form. Hearts rendered pure are Blessed for will see the Kingdom of God (Matthew 5:8). I don't know about other parents' perspectives, I can only attest and witness to what I see, experience, and hear.… Continue reading Blessed with Purity
Acceptance. A perception of being a part of something, as in taken in, wanted, and/or desired in company, belonging, or gathered with the whole. Simple and paradoxically complex. I've not talked with, observed, or heard of anyone who did not want to be accepted. Of course there are places, people, and things we want no… Continue reading Acceptance
It is impossible to always be happy. The myth is often shared that people with Down Syndrome are always happy. In twenty-eight years I can say that simply is not true. My sweet boy can become unhappy, disgruntled, frustrated, irritated, worried, sad, and so on just like any one else. Yet, the difference between him… Continue reading Joy
Worship with abandon because He is worthy of all praise!!! No matter what had occurred on this journey of a little extra, worship and prayer have been the mainstays of living for my son!!! We challenge you to worship Him and live Free as only can be done when Trust in the Almighty is absolute!!!
How many of us truly know how to live like we're Loved? Who can we look to in today's world, which seemingly is so riddled with hate, violence, and bitterness, to see what Love, unconditional consideration for the well-being of others and unadulterated worship of our Creator is our purpose and His Will for us all?