Friday, September 12, 2008

In honor of those precious ones with Down Syndrome

Some of the most precious people I have ever known are those with Down Syndrome. My favorite author, Karen Kingsbury, wrote a book “Just Beyond The Clouds”, and it wasn’t until I read her book that I realized just HOW special these boys and girls, men and women are. God can use them in such powerful ways, and it hurt my heart when I began to hear the snide remarks being made in the media about Sarah’s precious little Trig.
I would be delighted if there are any moms, dads or even other family members of a child with Down Syndrome out there who would like to send me your perspective and words of support for Sarah Palin and the McCain/Palin ticket. I am sure it would warm her heart, should we be so fortunate as to have her read our postings here.
A portion of the proceeds from every t-shirt we sell here will go to an organization that represents those with Down Syndrome.
I look forward to hearing from you and may God richly bless you.

1 comment:

Keithslady said...

I have an aunt (just eight years my senior) with Down syndrome. I looked up to her as a child (like any typical niece to an aunt), we were friends as teens, and I am now her financial and medical guardian. We live four hours apart but we talk on the phone three or four times a week and Susie loves to come to my home several weeks a year for visits.

I also have a two and a half year old son with Down syndrome. He is the youngest of eleven and one of the most loved and beloved children in the world. He blesses me, our family, and everyone in the community that he touches. Walking through the football stadium last week I overheard a high school boy (as in supposed-to-be-nasty-teenager) turn to his friends and say, "Isn't he cute!" when Gabe smiled, waved, and said "Hi" as he walked past. His radiant enthusiasm and joy are contagious.

I delight in the blessing that God has given me in these two unbelievably precious family members.