As we celebrate our son Max, and many others in this world like him, we hope that people everywhere will see that children with Down Syndrome truly are a blessing.
We hope that hearts will change and that we may soon see a day where a diagnosis of Down Syndrome is not "bad", a day when people stop aborting these blessings.
I am thankful for a day to CELEBRATE these amazing children and adults. A day to tell the world 'look at what you are missing out on', to convince the world to stop ending their lives, stop sending them to institutions where they have no hope, where they die. There are families everywhere who love these children and we want them to have hope, to have a chance at life, to feel the sun on their faces, to dance in the rain, to step into a puddle, to jump into a pile of leaves, to feel the beach sand between their toes. To see a rainbow, to walk in the park, to eat an ice cream cone, to swing from a tree, to blow dandelion wishes in the wind, tosee the falling snow, to make a snow angel, to smell the ocean breeze, to see the butterfly flutter by, to see the deer in the meadow with her fawn, to feel the mist from the waterfall, to see the Eagle soar, to smell the flowers, to see so many things, to experience so many things that we take for granted....our little Max does not take things for granted.....I will never forget the first time he danced in the rain, it was so precious, he did not care that some were thinking "people just don't do that', they scurry to get out of the rain. Max loved it, he seemed to see it as the blessing that God meant for the rain to be. I have tears, it truly was beautiful to see him dance in the rain. He also stops and smells the flowers....he does, if we are walking by, and he sees a flower, he will stop look at it and smell it. I know that he is blessed to see the little things in life that we are often to busy to notice, he sees the world they way I feel that God meant for us all to see it. Max has tought me many things, and he is a huge blessing to our family!! We Love Him<3If EVERYONE KNEW WHAT WE KNOW, THERE WOULD BE NO MORE DOWN SYNDROME CHILDREN IN ANY ORPHANAGES ANYWHERE, AND THE ABORTION RATE FOR A DOWN SYNDROME DIAGNOSIS WOULD BE ZERO.
Our Beautiful Little Max is a blessing, may God get all the glory for Max's life!
|Brayn, Brady and Sarah love their brother!|
So when you see someone or meet someone that has Down Syndrome, please be kind, they just want to be accepted for who they are.
Bill & Sheri