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My two children have Down's Syndrome. I have raised them as I would any other child, and they are soooo smart, smarter and wiser than most grown-ups I know....No, this is not my girl, for I do not wish to post pictures of my children on here for personal reasons.

Submitted:Feb 13, 2009    Reads: 250    Comments: 15    Likes: 12   

You know children are growing up when they start asking questions that have answers.
John J. Plomp
"Am I different, mom?"
The question startled me. It wasn't a question I was expecting for quite some time. I couldn't answer right away. I looked into her eyes, wondering where the question came from. I sighed.
"Yes, baby. You are different."
Tears welled up in my eyes. I held my baby girl. Seven years old and she's asking me questions now. Questions that deserve to be answered.
"Baby girl, we are all different. That's why God made us this way."
"No, mom." She stopped me. "But I'm different."
Oh, wow.
She knows.
And I weep.


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