Very cool!! It always warms my heart and brings a tear to my eye to read things like this. This article represents to me my dreams for Ella's future. Not that she be homecoming queen (though as girly as she seems to be these days I'm sure that would thrill her!!!) but to be accepted by her peers.
I liked these lines from the article specifically..
"I believe that Kristin is an inspiration to everyone," Utley said. "She accepts you for what you are, no matter your race, no matter what clique you belong to."
Perhaps that little extra chromosome is what allows one to be non-judgemental, to see people for who they really are. It is truly the rest of us, "typical" people, that are disabled.
"If you're going to doubt something, doubt your limits." - Don Ward
I am a mother to two incredible children. Hunter is 8 years old and Ella Grace is 6 years old. My children are my life, my true joy. My life was turned upside down when my daughter was born and surprised us all by having Down syndrome. Since her birth I have come from sorrow and a sense of loss to greater happiness than I ever imagined and I owe it all to The Amazing Ella Grace! Contact me anytime by email firstname.lastname@example.org
My face may be different,but my feelings the same.I laugh and I cryand take pride in my gains.I was sent here among you to teach and to loveas God in the heavenslooks down from above.To Him I'm no different,His love knows no bounds;It's those here among you, in cities and townsthat judge me by standardsthat man has imparted,but this family I've choosenwill help me get started.For I'm one of the children,so special so few,that came here to learnthe 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 lifeto live and embrace,and I'll do it as you do,but at my own pace.-Unknown