We received a lovely, well-written letter in my oldest son's backpack last week. It was from a mom of a little girl in my son's class that has Down syndrome. It brought tears to my eyes as I read the words on the paper. The love for that little girl jumped out and grabbed your heart as you read it. I'm hanging onto it because I'm certain that I will have to send a similar letter as Hailey enters school. In a perfect world, maybe not.
I very rarely use the word "hate" but I feel strongly about this. I hate that we live in a world that this letter is necessary. I hate that we live in a world that anything out of the ordinary or different is considered "less than perfect". I hate that everyone is judged on what they look like or what they wear. I hate that I wonder every time someone comments on my beautiful little girl, I question whether or not they noticed she has Down syndrome. I hate that some people feel they have to feel sorry for me because my daughter is different.
Ok...I'm not sure what set me off on that rant but I do feel better now. I'll be back to the "Land of Rainbows and Unicorns" tomorrow!
Here are a few pictures of my "less than perfect" little girl...shame they don't know her because she is perfect in my eyes! (some are a little blurry...we are still learning the new camera)
|There she goes with the eyes closing again!|
(Don't worry, she was fine. Daddy came home after this last pic and gave her one-on-one attention!)