Elliot will forever have his sister wrapped around his finger. Nora, at the age of 4, had seen more from a medical standpoint than most people see in a lifetime. She’s such a strong little lady because of it. She’s really Elliot’s biggest cheerleader and does more than her fair share of advocating. I am so proud of her. Down syndrome changes a family dynamic. The real meaning of life and love is always prominent.
Many do not understand what a glory and an honor it is to be a mother, particularly a mother to a child who has defied all odds and adds a particular brilliance to the world in general. I thank God that I have been sanctified to be such a momma! I try to be the center of love, selflessness, and patience in our home. Sometimes I succeed; sometimes I do not. I have been blessed with three wonderful children, each with their own unique persona. Our family stories range from the tear-jerking to the comic. That's what our lives are made up of. I would have it no other way.
My face may be different but my feelings are the same. I laugh and I cry and 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 the cities and towns, that judge me by standards that man has imparted, but this family I've chosen, will help me get started. For I'm one of the 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, but at my own pace.