Thursday, November 13, 2008

Good Surprises

Every once in a while, we all need a good surprise - big or little - to lift us up. Today Lilly received a package in the mail from her friend Emma back home. We opened it and... it was a calendar featuring beautiful pictures of children (who happen to have Down syndrome), including the gorgeous Miss Emma in June (she's the bottom left)! Thank you Emma (& her mommy) for brightening our day! If you're interested in ordering the 2009 Inspire calendar, go to

On the first page of the calendar is a "Down Syndrome Creed" which I thought was worth posting here. It has an unknown author.

My face may be different
but my feelings the same.
I laugh and I cry
and take pride in my gains.
I was sent here among you
to teach and 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 it as you do,
but at my own pace.


Anonymous said...

Beautiful! Glad you got a good surprise today:)

Amy said...

We have that same calendar! I don't know any of the kids in the 2008 one, but we had three in the 2007 calendar. It is so beautiful! What a fun surprise :)