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
There were no certainties, no guarantees, and no absolutes anyone could offer. Even today, no one person can say for certain what the future holds for us on this earth. However, regardless of the questions left unanswered with positive outcomes, I chose to believe. Before my oldest was born, questions loomed. We didn't know he… Continue reading Believe
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
We all find ourselves frustrated at times. We all struggle. We all feel exasperation on occasions when something simply doesn't go the way we thought it should. That is part of the experience we endure being human. Overcoming frustration can be challenging. To begin to climb the mountain, or mole hills, of frustration, I've learned… Continue reading Frustration
And, this . . .
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!!!
We are all different. No one person is exactly like the other. The same holds true of persons with Down Syndrome. So, why can we not accept what makes each of us wonderfully made? Why bully, intimidate, ostracize, or condemn the beautifully uniquely valuable people we all are simply because we are different? Is it… Continue reading Acceptance