Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Somehow, it always comes back to gratitude...

February 11, blogger Cassy Fiano shared much of another anonymous blogger’s opinion in the on-line article, “Is there a wrong answer to terminating a baby with Down syndrome?

The anonymous blogger began:  I was so late in pregnancy, there seemed not to be time to meet with a genetic counselor so I did my own research on Down syndrome. I concluded it was a grey diagnosis where best case was hard and worst case terrible. I could envision handling the early years, but not the long term.

She goes on to explain how, though she chose to terminate this pregnancy, she will always think of and love her son with T21. In fact she says, I loved him just as much as the kids I have living here with me today, and how she is a better mother now to her other children from this experience. Also, according to her blog: The parents (of children with Down syndrome) have suffered. The kids have suffered too. I didn’t want that future for my son or for my family.

As for me…wow.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Do you know this bird?

The first time I saw this Pixar© short, I laughed. And I cried.

Watching the innocent outsider, his purity of character allowing him to enter the group and join in; he does not perceive of any malice intended by the small minded birds that he hopes to befriend.

Do you know this bird? His desire to be included and his naïveté at the blocking misanthropes?  

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

With your help, Madonna School & Workshop is Working Wonders!

In the autobiography of Sister Mary Evangeline Randolph, RSM, I Have Seen Him, she describes the then developmental director Fred Otterberg as “…unequalled in his love for the students and full of hope for the future.”

The Madonna School is delighted to again be benefiting from Fred’s dedication and experience
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