Happy Monday, everyone! Here is another post to help celebrate Down Syndrome Awareness Month! I hope you enjoy it!
The handsome young man pictured below is Johnny, and the poem is from his mother, Cynthia. It was a pleasure getting to know them. Johnny had a great time taking photos, and he even sang for me! I was honored! I hope to see them again very soon!
I see as you pull your child away as he approaches
I hear your remarks as my son tries to interact with your child
I see as your child sees his innocence
My invisible child is now a man
He sees as you pull your child away as he approaches he smiles and steps back
He hears as teenagers and adults won't take the time to speak with him
He smiles and quotes facts about music, movies and life
He hears when the world snickers at his existence
He smiles brighter, forgives faster, and loves deeper
He is segregated from your society
Thriving in his own world
Thank you, Cynthia, for sharing with me. It meant the world to me! And Johnny, always remember, the things that make you different are what makes you beautiful. <3