Friday, March 1, 2013

SOLC 1/31 Love is a Verb

We all have fears of acceptance for our children.  Since Emma has Mosaic Down syndrome, I  a have this fear that people will see her extra genes before they actually see Emma.

Yesterday we went to a birthday party and I had a great chance to meet some of Emma's "typical" friends.  My heart was over joyed at the respect, kindness and love that I witnessed.

As we were leaving, Emma began to cry.  Her friend reassured her that she would see her the next day at school. She ended with giving Emma a hug and saying, "I love you."  There is no doubt in my mind that is true.  The kindness was etched on her face.

When I taught in public school, I had a program that allowed typical students to work with students with special needs.  A few weeks ago, I saw one of those typical students at a Special Olympic event. She was still volunteering to help. Wow! I can only hope that this continues for Emma's friends.


  1. Thank you for this encouraging post. My cousin just had a baby with Down's syndrome, which was a shock. One of her biggest fears is that this little guy won't have any friends... Such a beautiful illustration of life-changing love. Happy March!

    1. Please send her to my site!! I'd love to talk with her. Life is hard at first, but it does get easier. The shock lasts awhile and different things cause them to surface again. I have Emma's birth story on here too!

  2. Beautiful story. Makes me think of the book Wonder, and the words choose kindness. I'm glad you are writing again this year.

  3. Lynnelle,
    What a beautiful post. It is refreshing to read about how our children can take care of each other and can see the real person inside.

  4. "The kindness was etched on her face." What powerful imagery!