Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Down Syndrome Creed

My face may be different,
But my feelings the same,
I laugh, I cry,
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 the family He’s chosen
Will help me get started.
For I’m one of His 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,
Just at my own pace.
--Unknown
Get It Down; 31 for 21

6 comments:

Sheridan said...

What a great poem!! Who is the author??? Did you write it?

Linnea said...

I never knew there was a down syndrome creed, but it is well written. Thanks for the inspiration.

The Tandy Family said...

That is so precious, I love it!

hiatt family said...

What a wonderful poem! So well written.

Hupp Family said...

Love it. My friend Maren has this poem on her blog. Her son Paxton has Ds. We were in the same ward and our kids are in the same pre-school class.

Micah's Mania said...

I just loved this..It makes you stop and think..it fills the hart.