I am glad he shared this story. I hope it will help someone else. All of us have
some sort of hang-ups going into parenthood, and being willing to share how we
overcome them is a great way of sharing the perils of being parents.
Thanks for the beautiful story.
Our fifth child and fourth daughter was born with Down syndrome. We didn't
have the "blessing" of knowing in advance the gender and situation of
children then as we have now.There is grieving for a time for the
child not born and sadness for loss of the child that replaced her. She became a
intregal part of our lives. She will be with us forever, on this earth or not.
She has changed our family for the best.Although she could live in a
group home. we have chosen to have her with us. We delight in her moments of
bringing clarity and love into our home. Her nieces and nephews love her
unconditionally as she loves them.I understand how a father can
feel. Special needs children are sent her to serve as well as be served. They
teach us real life lessons.
Love and abortion are polar opposites....having a hard time reconciling the two
and how that makes for a good father
I see and talk to a mother in church with her down syndrome daughter and I see
the love as the daughter takes her finger through words in the hymnal, and she
sings along, not the voice that would get her on American idol, but it brings
tears of happiness to my heart and I tell the little girl that God loves her
song best of all. A beautiful thing is that these children will always need
their parents love and their parents will always have them and need them no
@TRUTH - None of us are perfect. This man obviously failed to see the bigger
picture and has since realized what it means to be a father and love
unconditionally. From what it sounds like, he probably regrets considering that
option every day of his life. He was obviously overwhelmed (and probably scared)
of what raising a child with special needs meant. Who wouldn't be?
He's human after all. But he moved past that, learned from his mistake and
became a better person. That's what makes for a good father (and person.)
My grandson has Down syndrome. He has blessed the lives of all who know him and
opened my eyes to the potential for love that these wonderful people have.
Thanks for this story.
There was a beautiful story by a mother whose child was born with Down Syndrome.
It spoke of planning a trip to Italy but finding that you had instead landed in
the Netherlands.The scenes were different, but just as beautiful once you
accepted that you were in the Netherlands and not in Italy.I know of two
families who have taken the daughters of those who would/could not accept their
disability. These children love and are loved and a blessing to these
families, most especially to their siblings. Witnessing over the years
their interactions, patience, kindness and inclusion in all family activities
has been a lesson in loving others as you love yourself.Beautiful story,
thank you for sharing in this age of so easily dumping what might cause
Such a heartwarming story. I'm glad that both parents of this beautiful
little girl made the right decision. Though special needs children may come with
more challenges, they certainly are very blessed.