In my blog reading last night, I found a new (to me) blog called Lovely And Amazing. The blog is written by the mother of a Downs Syndrome Child, Named Emma Jayne. Emma's mother, Emily Elizabeth, is a wonderful writer. I couldn't help but be moved by her loving thoughts and feelings about her precious child. I left a comment at her site, and I would encourage you to visit. Especially if you have, or know of, children that suffer from disabilities.
One post in particular, call The Dance, was particularly moving. Go ahead and read it, and see what I mean.
I felt compelled to comment on this post. In part, here is what I said:
. . . I must compliment you on being a very gifted writer. I especially found this post on "The Dance" to be particularly moving. Your use of language has a wonderful flow to it, and presents a vivid picture to the reader. I have a love of language, and your writing is almost lyrical.
I am also sensitive to the situation facing you and your family. Although we don't have a child with T21 (Downs Syndrome), we do have a son with several learning disabilities, combined with ADHD. We have had some struggles of our own, particularly with the educational system. Currently we have chosen to home school him -- thanks to the sacrifice my wife is willing to make of her time and effort.
Like you, we have come to appreciate and love our son for who he is, although we are still very concerned about what the future may hold for him. We are trying help him in any way we can.
I would suppose that is much how God feels about each of us too -- He loves us for who we are, knowing full well our weaknesses and shortcomings. He is concerned about our futures as well, and wants to help us through the challenges we face.
. . . My thoughts are with you, stay strong. Your undying and determined love for Emma Jayne really shines through. . .