Tuesday, February 18, 2014

The Face of Down syndrome

Quite simply, the face of Down syndrome is: 










The face of Down syndrome is more than a face, it's a person. A child, a sister, a brother, a friend, a student.

The face of Down syndrome is a face just like yours and mine.

The face of Down syndrome, is a human being to be treasured and loved and respected. Not a mistake to be aborted, or discarded.  

If you are carrying a child, and you have received a prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome and you are scared or confused, let me tell you what most doctors will not.   You ready?

Your child is a blessing. 
Your life is not over
Your child WILL grow and learn

Will you be challenged daily? Of course. 

Will you be frustrated? Oh Yeah

Will you be pushed to your limits? Hell yeah!

But guess what. 

That would happen even if your child didn't have Down syndrome.

Quite simply Down syndrome is made to sound a lot worse than it is by a medical field who doesn't understand it fully themselves.  Granted there are a few wonderful doctors out there who do "get it". God bless them! But for the most part, they unfortunately do not.

Move past the diagnosis, and love your child unconditionally.

Because quite simply, The face of Down syndrome is :





Jaclyn Ferrier said...

Thank you for this blog. I just stumbled across it and it is what I needed.

We had a prenatal dx about 5 weeks ago and i'm still adjusting. I think I'm just scared I won't be strong enough to be the mom I am to my other daughter.

thank you, thank you, thank you.

Stephanie said...

Jaclyn! Congratulations! Don't be scared about what kin of mom you will or won't be able to be. You will be the mom that both your daughters need you to be. It will just fall into place! An thank you for reading! Please stick around!!!

Mardra said...

So true and so lovely.
And I'm glad the person who needed to see it, found you. :)