Tuesday, October 6, 2009

What do you see?? Day 6

What do you see when you look at a child with Down syndrome? Do you see the “diagnosis” first? It would be normal that you would. I mean a child with DS has “the look” and 90% of the time you can see it. Kids with Autism.. it is much less apparent. So you might get to know the child first (not always I know) before you realize the diagnosis.



Courtney said...

This wouldn't have been true a year ago, but now when I see a family with a child with DS, I want to ask them if they know about RR. :) :)

Mandy said...

When I see an adult with DS, I see the countless possibilities my boys can be. I see how many people helped and loved that child to get him to the point that they are and I have a renewed hope and faith in tomorrow :)

Oh yeah, and I have to resist the urge to go over and hug a total stranger! LOL

Andy and Ellen Stumbo said...

I used to see Down syndrome. When Nichole was first born, that was ALL I could see, I couldn't find my baby!
Now, I see beauty, a rare beauty with great depth.
I see individuals that have been sent to this world to teach us about what really matters.
I see smiles, hugs, and acceptance (them accepting me, all of me, regardless of who I am and what I look like) I see people that are closer to being like Jesus, they get it!

Molly said...

When I see a person with down syndrome, especially an older person, I feel hopeful.

When I saw the man with DS shopping in Target? I got excited. I thought of all the families I've met through RR and I could picture their kids, grown up, going on a shopping trip. and that makes me smile. I see the future, and I see possibilities!