I love this one.....

I have italicized the ones that hit home the most for me:

Someone I love relies on me in ways you will never understand. Someone I love endures pain and challenges that break my heart and renew my spirit at the same time. Someone I love is unable to advocate for themselves for things that most of us take for granted. Someone I love will never have the opportunities that every child should have.Someone I love will need unconditional love and support after I am gone-this frightens me to the core. Someone I love encounters pity,stereotyping responses, and prejudice at every turn,because they look,act,and/or learn differently than others. Someone I love has needs that require me to allow "outsiders" to have power and input in areas that should be mine alone to meet. Someone I love will continue to look to me for everything in life long after other children are able to assume a place as part of the world. Someone I love has needs that require more time and energy than I have to give. Someone I love has needs that mean I am not able to meet basic needs of my own. Someone I love has needs that have become the driving force behind major decisions my family makes. Someone I love has changed me in ways I will never be able to describe. Someone I love has taught me about love and about the really important things in life.......


  1. Powerful and with so many meanings. Not just for a person with DS but so many people.

  2. That was AWESOME! Thank you so much for sharing;)

  3. I loved this so much, I had to put it on my blog, hope you don't mind.