Some of you might have just received a diagnosis and might not see it yet. You might be going through the grieving stage which is going to be one of the hardest times of your life. But please, open your heart, reachout, ask questions and know that God has just blessed you with the most precious gift ever!! .
This article I found today is everything
. "Down syndrome has this way of intricately intertwining beauty and suffering. Parenting a child with Down syndrome can be challenging and at times painful. But the suffering that comes with the extra copy of the 21st chromosome also holds extra joy in its delicate spindles. The hardships somehow make life sing a richer melody.
Down syndrome has given me a better way in which I experience the world. It’s through their journeys, we learn; it’s through their journeys our own stories start to evolve.
Like any good novel, the hardships lead to good character development. Through their challenges, we learn their resilience. Through their hardships, we learn empathy. Parenting a child with Down syndrome we learn how to better embrace the moments, how to love others well and live more fully. So, we watch them fill the pages of their lives, while the pages in our own start to change. The chapters at times are difficult, others are just joyful, and the stories altogether more beautiful.