Wednesday, June 14, 2006
Have you ever noticed when you buy a new car, suddenly ever other car on the road is the same mak & model? My youngest was born with Down Syndrome. Now it seems not a week goes by that we are out somewhere and see another child or adult with DS. I'm sure they were there before but we never paid attention. For the most part it is encouraging to see these individuals and their families. This was especially important after our son was born. Proof, more or less, that life would go on. It's still encouraging but sometimes it's discouraging. And it's not necessarily the "lower functioning" ones that bother me. Sometimes I see someone functioning well and wonder if son will ever get there. There is so much pressure on a parent for a child to do well and with a child with a disability it seems to be so much more with more at stake. Sometimes it's enough just to have a happy healthy child sometimes it's not.