Wednesday, September 12, 2012


When I was pregnant with Calvin I sat around a table with a few other parents of children with Down syndrome.  They spoke of how long it took until they looked at their child and did not think of Ds.  I thought it was impossible.  A part of me still thinks it is impossible.  I think it is not because it is impossible, but because the times I do think of it I forget the time spent not thinking about it.  When I look at Calvin, I truly see just him.  I am not burdened with the looming fears and thoughts that once clouded my vision of him.

I'm not sure I will never have fears or worries or stressors with him.  We do will all our children.  I just do not remember a day when those fears or worries were not orbited around a disability.  This feels so normal to me, like the earth orbiting around the sun.  It just is, and day still begins and night never fails to fall.


  1. Life is so incredibly normal here too. Now that I know Ben it is so easy to live life and enjoy it!

  2. What a great perspective and a great post!!