My gym buddy- Stacy and I talked about Christmas and family this morning while I exercised,.. well, she did most of the talking , I simply tried to breath as she told me about how much she loves her nephews and how exciting it will be to fly to Arizona to see them after the holidays. She told me all about the boys and that apparently one of them goes to speech class because he's artistic.
I love Stacy because every time I visit with her, she acts like shes' glad to see me and she makes me feel special , little does she know.... it's actually the other way around.
Please consider saying a prayer and or offering something up for our mentally disabled population. They suffer a great deal from the real world and in ways which you can't understand until you live with a person who has some of these issues. These kids know they don't fit and that the real world doesn't appreciate them for who they are and we parents can't take their pain away. They stand with Christ on the front line, in this battle for our salvation - simply by their existence, as I have come to understand that your fate is decided then and there by the way you treat these people- the least of Gods children.
Medical ethicist Ronald Green argues that parents have an obligation to avoid 'genetic harm' to their offspring, and Claire Rayner, then a patron of the Downs Syndrome Association, defended testing and abortion saying "The hard facts are that it is costly in terms of human effort, compassion, energy, and finite resources such as money, to care for individuals with handicaps... People who are not yet parents should ask themselves if they have the right to inflict such burdens on others, however willing they are themselves to take their share of the burden in the beginning."