Saturday, March 21, 2015

3:21

I have heard so many testimonies of families receiving their child's diagnosis of Down Syndrome. And they all begin with "I'm sorry." My family and I spent the first week of Henry's life crying. It's not something I'm proud of. We had accepted the lie of our culture that Down Syndrome is a bad thing and that horrible lie stole the joy of welcoming our boy.
Today, March 21st, is World Down Syndrome Day. A day set aside to celebrate the wonderful gift of Down Syndrome!

Down Syndrome is not who Henry is but it's a part of who he is. A beautiful part worth celebrating! Henry is fearfully and wonderfully made. Imago Dei. The very image of his Creator. And Down Syndrome is a tool with which he has been equipped to change the world.
Let's celebrate today and everyday so never again will a baby be welcomed with tears of sorrow. Let's celebrate so mammas will choose life for their unborn babies with Down Syndrome. Let's celebrate to show the world what a bright future Henry has!
totally intentional...this image has not been flipped :)
Join me today as I celebrate the blessing of Down Syndrome!


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