As we were having dinner last night, Aidan looked at Alayna and said "she is such a sweetheart". Then he looked at me and said, "Mom, I forget she has down syndrome, just like Horton Hears a Who says...A persons a person no matter how small!" Then after dinner he made her a beautiful heart that he carefully colored and presented her.
Of course, my heart skipped a beat as a few weeks ago Aidan was worrying about Alayna's future in light of her having down syndrome (he was worried that others would make fun of her). After lots of prayers asking God to give Aidan peace with his sister's diagnosis I felt a great sense of my own peace when he said these statements.
Of course, he has accepted, loved, adored and admired baby sister from the moment he found out that we were pregnant but, it is truly nice to know that she is not "different" in his eyes.
Now our prayer is that the rest of the world will embrace our perspective of our beautiful Alayna!
HAPPY 5 MONTHS LC GRACE...We love you!
P.S. Special thanks to Nana Cam for the sleeping in prayers. The kids have slept in until 7:30 and as late as 8:15 this week. YAHOO!