Thursday, July 15, 2010

Babies with Down syndrome Creed

This is a nice poem, that speaks to us now especially as Olivia is struggling to reach the same milestones that her typical peers are reaching with ease. One day she will be crawling and walking, and all sorts of things, but not yet. We are learning more and more each day what patience and perseverance and hard work really mean!

The Creed of Babies with Down Syndrome

Author unknown - submitted by Hope Colen

My face might be different

But my feelings the same

I laugh and I cry

And I take pride in my gains

I was sent here among you

To teach you to love

As God in the heavens

Looks down from above

To Him I'm no different

His love knows no bounds

It's those here among you

In cities and towns

That judge me by standards

That man has imparted

But this family I've chosen

Will help me get started

For I'm one of the children

So special and few

That came here to learn

The same lessons as you

That love is acceptance

It must come from the heart

We all have the same purpose

Though not the same start

The Lord gave me life

To live and embrace

And I'll do as you do

But at my own pace.

1 comment:

stephanie said...

I will never tire of reading this poem. And I cry every single time!

Olivia looks beautiful.