As parents of children with Down syndrome, I’m sure we can all agree that there are happy times and sad times, and times when having a child with a disability can pose some frustrations and inconveniences.
For me personally, I’ve definitely experienced all of the above, but I also know that my daughter has caused me to pause at times in my life so I can appreciate something really beautiful that I might have missed had she not been there to direct me. I’ve learned a new kind of patience and love, and I’ve met wonderful people I never would have known had she not been born with that extra chromosome.
The link below will take you to a story about a young lady named, Melissa, who has already accomplished so much in her young 25 years. She is loved by her family and friends, and she has that ‘extra’ something special.