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There is nothing in life that quite prepares you to  hear the  words, “one of your twins will be born with Down Syndrome.” Our wish as a family is that those in the medical profession could break the news in such a way that expecting parents would choose life and be able to experience the magic that we do on a daily basis with a simple smile that melts your heart like no other.

 

Being the parent of child with Down Syndrome is a gift. What society has depicted as a negative stereotype is so much further from the reality. When I went to my very first parent support group meeting when I was five months pregnant with twins, one of which I knew had Trisomy 21, I expected doom and gloom. What I experienced was the exact opposite. Not only did I see love and pride from parents as they told each of their children’s latest accomplishments, I immediately became a member of the special needs community who accepts people for who they are regardless of their physical,emotional or mental limitations. I found out what pure love really means and the faces that go with it…..our hearts are full.

 

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Comments

  1. Your whole family warms my heart !! Much love, Jan

  2. Love your story & advice…this is really a cool site!

  3. Thanks for coming by the office day before yesterday, JCK —love your BLOG!! Nancy

  4. SUSAN WRIGHT says:

    BEAUTIFUL is all I cna say…just beautiful!

  5. Katherine Vern says:

    Accidently stumbled across your blog today. I truly believe however that there is a time for everything and today was the day that I needed to hear your up-lifting story so “Thank you”.

    • I am so glad you found the blog. Our lives have truly been blessed by all 3 of our children but especially the one with that little extra chromosome!

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