To read on The Mighty website:
21 Secrets of Parents of Kids With Down Syndrome
Now, as my daughter is fast approaching her 10th birthday, I recognize there is so much I did not know or understand about Down syndrome. She is my light, my life, my heart. Down syndrome is something in her I cherish, and I cannot imagine life without what she brings into our family. Life with her is rich and full.
We reached out to other parents of children with Down syndrome and asked them, “What do you wish people understood about your child or your life?”
These were their responses:
1. “My life is busy because I have three kids, not because I have a child with Down Syndrome. We do everything other families do with minor adjustments for my daughter’s needs. Do not feel sorry for us. Nothing is guaranteed in this life and anyone’s child could become ill or have an accident and you could have a million doctor and therap
y appointments as well. My child was just born this way and just like anyone else’s child, I will do whatever it takes for her to be happy and be successful in life.” — Dana C.
2. “It’s not what I had imagined when I was pregnant but it has turned out to be better than I ever thought. Yes, we have extra appointments and therapy three times a week, but when he smiles it makes everything worth it. We are more blessed than I ever thought was possible.” — Kimberly G.
3. “My life is no different than yours. I’m trying to raise a well rounded child with morals, values and compassion for others. Some of our other skills just take special helpers.” — Marie D.