A Letter to New DS Moms
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|Wed, 06-19-2013 - 2:08pm|
I wanted to pass along the following article to anyone who is just starting out on this journey. It's from a mom who has a daughter with DS and how the life she is living is better than she could have imagined when first getting the DS diagnosis:
What those facts didn't tell me in all that they "meant" is what she would mean -- to me, to our family, to our friends.
I look back on those first days and I remember the feeling of craving normality. I didn't want to hear how life would be forever altered in some big way and that I would just learn to accept it. I just wanted life to be the way it was before -- routine, "normal."
Will things ever be normal again? I had thought.
And then one day -- soon -- they were. Except they weren't like before. They were better.
Suddenly, the overwhelming facts and fears faded. Because instead of knowing a diagnosis, I grew to know her.
And so it will be with you.
What did you think of the article? Do you have anything you'd like to add to it?