When I was in high school, I spent two or three days a week helping out families who needed it… mostly mom’s with a lot of children on their hands. I would run errands, tutor the kids, clean house, babysit, take the kids on outings, and just be available for whatever needed to happen.
One of the families I worked with had a beautiful little boy named Johnny. He was about two years old at the time… and one of the sweetest kids in the world. He would always hug me and give kisses. He had adorable little glasses that he lost pretty regularly. He loved to make noise with loud toys, but he also would just sit and cuddle while you read a book. He also had Down Syndrome.
When I think about Johnny, I start to really understand mottoes like the one from Reece’s Rainbow…
“Because every family deserves the blessing of a child with Down Syndrome.”
October is National Down Syndrome Awareness Month. I don’t want to let the month just slip away without contributing to bringing awareness. So I have a few personal goals: 1) To learn one new thing about Down Syndrome each week in October. 2) To spread the word by sharing what I learn on my blog. 3) To pray; I will pray for my Down Syndrome friends and their families and most of all for the beautiful Down Syndrome children who have yet to find a family.
How will you join me in spreading the word?