thanks to rebecca at the bates motel for writing about an article posted by the l.a. times. i think rebecca did a wonderful job at conveying her thoughts on the article. she is a much better writer than me for sure!
what is interesting is that i have been thinking lately that i would never for a minute change that maya has down syndrome. in fact i wish there were more people in the world that had down syndrome. personally i think the world would be a better place. i don't see down syndrome as a disease or even a disorder. i don't think we need a cure for down syndrome we need a cure for heart disease, thyroid issues, dementia. but most importantly i think that our society needs to be cured of how we see people who have down syndrome.
even before maya was born i always accepted people with disabilities. of course now that i have maya my feelings have grown stronger. i can't help but see how maya brings life to our mundane world. almost everything she does is a gift...from rolling over, to crawling, signing and sipping from a straw, the list could go on. we work hard for all these milestones and i am grateful for all that she accomplishes. i don't know what it would be like to have her without down syndrome. i wouldn't even want to imagine. she is perfect just the way she is.