Saturday, October 27, 2012
When I wish upon a star :o)
had a family that cherished them. I wish they were cherished as much as a child who is a sports prodigy or a musical genius.
I do know many are. But sometimes it seems as if most are not.
I wish for all kids with Down Syndrome to hear their parents say with joy "That's my boy!" Just because, he is their boy.
Growing up, I was considered the "odd" one. Not very smart. No talents to be seen. And I had ideas that did not conform with my family's values. I let them down. And I was not developmentally delayed or disabled. But I certainly felt that way.
For me, I don't feel bad about this. I forgave my parents years ago. My precious mom became a Christian (YEAH!!) in her 50s.
And the way I was treated, taught me to LOVE, as only someone who ever wished to be LOVED, just as they are, could know. And isn't that true of all of us? Even though we have differing circumstances. When we realize the POWER of God's LOVE for us! "Just as I Am" is one of my favorite hymns!
A gift from God. Refining me for my purpose. What if I'd missed it? I shudder to think.
To God be the Glory!!
And by the way (*wink!*) "Those are my boys! up there!"