Thursday, March 24, 2011

Amazing blog

Kelle Hampton's blog is just amazing. She can put into words feelings I have, and even feelings I didn't realize I had. She has a daughter with Down syndrome, but her blog is much much more global than that. Please take a look.

A particular post from a few days ago really struck a chord, especially this part:

Mostly, the parent of a child with Down syndrome—or autism or Turner’s syndrome or Prader Willi syndrome or, for that matter, no syndrome at all—wants the world to accept their child. To love them, praise them, high five them on the soccer field, compliment their awesome sneakers, invite them to birthday parties, ask them questions and really listen when they reply, pick them for playdates, help them when they’re struggling, teach them when they need it and recognize all the good they have to give the world.

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I love that for the most part, the world HAS accepted my son, and for that I thank God daily. Watching him play tag on the playground with new friends yesterday at a baseball game made my heart sing. Seeing him spontaneously run out into the parade last week to hug a soldier brought tears to my eyes.

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I want only the best for all of my children. Kelle's blog is raising awareness and helping make this world a better place, I really believe that and I thank her for putting into words and photographs the beauty that surpasses the hardship, the love that surpasses the hate.

6 comments:

Kovas said...

Great pictures and thanks for sharing that post from Kelle!

GeorgiaSnail said...

I missed this year's parade after catching the last 13, i didn't think I was going to miss it. Boy was I wrong. I hope you and your family enjoyed the wonderful day!

Wendy said...

How funny! I put a link to the same entry from Kelle's blog on my blog today!! She has a beautiful way of putting words together, doesn't she?? Love it!

BabyWeightMyFatAss said...

I've read Kelle's blog before and thank you for sharing that wonderful picture of your son!

Kay Heritage said...

Your Thomas! Love that boy who steals hearts.....

Coy Martinez said...

What a great and beautiful post!! Made me smile!