Tuesday, October 6, 2009

31 for 21, Day 6: the creed

i had seen this creed once before but when i saw it on Bethany's blog (Life with Bubba, Chicky and Nika) it really hit home. thanks Bethany for writing about it from your heart.

i started to write a few thoughts i had about the poem, but then i decided to just erase them. i think the words below speak for themselves.

The Creed of Babies with Down Syndrome

My face may 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 it as you do
But at my own pace