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Sunday, October 26, 2008

Down Syndrome Creed

Down Syndrome Creed

My face may be different
but my feelings the same.
I laugh and I cry
and take pride in my gains.
I was sent here among you
to teach and to love.
As God in the heavens
looks down from above.
To Him, I’m no different,
His love has no bounds;
It’s those here among you
in cities and towns
That judge me by standards
that man has imparted,
But this family I’ve chosen
will help me get started.
For I am one of the children,
so special and few ,
that came here to learn
the same as you.
That love and acceptance,
it must come from the heart.
We all have a purpose,
though not the same start.
The Lord gave me life
to live and embrace.
And I’ll do it as you do
but at my own pace.
-Unknown

Get It Down; 31 for 21

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10 comments:

Tina said...

Michelle - that's BEAUTIFUL!!

Nancy M. said...

I love that poem!!!

Anonymous said...

Yes, that says it all!!! Inspiring!! Love mom/grandma

Laura said...

I love this poem, each time I read it like it's the first time!

mommaof4wife2r said...

love it!

Cheri @ Blog This Mom! said...

So beautiful. Thanks for sharing that.

Rebeckah said...

I love this! So beautful!

much more than a mom said...

I love that - it's perfect!

Chris said...

I always love reading that. Thanks for posting it.

Theresa said...

I have a little girl with Ds in my class. I am so thankful that I have been following you and the Munck's blog. I had so many misconceptions about what it was. You have been a blessing to me.

Love T