Sunday, May 3, 2009

If you are anything like me, when your child sees another child or even adult with a disability it can become very uncomfortable. I typically don't know what to say when Abraham asks a question, which honestly isn't very often. Maybe at 3 he isn't so aware of it. It does seem that anytime we see someone who has Downs Syndrome, both he and I are almost magnetically drawn to them. And I do think that having a family member with a physical difference has made a difference to him as well.

I was visiting a new blog today by Heidi who has a child with a disability. Her little boy has Cornelia de Lange Syndrome. She posted a link to a great article on Baby Center about how to talk to your 2-3 year old about disabilities. It is definitely worth 5 minutes of your time to read this.

The Scripture that we claimed with Moses - well, really with both boys - came to me as I was reading this today:

Psalm 139:13 - 16
"For you created my inmost being; You knit me together in my mother's womb. I praise You because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Your works are wonderful, I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from You when I was made in the secret place. When I was woven together in the depths of the earth, Your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written in Your book before one of them came to be."


heidi @ ggip said...

HI Erinn,
Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment and sharing your story. I agree that parents (and schools) should have mandatory classes on disabilitiies. The more people who are tolerant, the better life would be.

Hey, did you want to add your link and enter my contest for CdLS awareness. This post pretty much qualifies you!

Looking forward to visiting here again!

Mel @ A Box of Chocolates said...

I agree that it can be very uncomfortable as I wait for something to pop out of their mouths. I guess it is just about taking those talks and teaching how to be sensitive to others and hoping one day it will catch on. Thanks for visiting Heidi's blog, I know she will appreciate it!