Teachable Moments

I found this to be highly enlightening, and a bit of a tear jerker. As the parent of a "normal" kid, it's probably nigh unto impossible to understand the sentiment. As the parent of a child who's been told that certain things will probably never happen, it's nothing short of a miracle.

And yet, Kelly says it best when she says, "my family just treated me normal, and expected me to do what everyone else was doing."

9 comments:

Karen said...

The video makes my heart sing. I worked with adults with challenges for several years before we had our family. It really opened my eyes to what ANYONE can accomplish. Thank you so much for sharing this.

Roger said...

Thank you for sharing that, it is very inspirational.

I have a question for you, if you don't mind. Are there different "levels" of Down Syndrome? By that I mean, will some children grow up and never be able to verbalize, or do they all have the potential to be like Kelly? You are correct, in that I may never fully understand about living with a child with Down Syndrome, but I do appreciate and value your voice being used to bring attention to it.

Thanks again for the video, it is very moving.

Debbie in CA : ) said...

Powerful! Exciting! Inspiring! Touching . . .

Thanks for finding this gem to share. : D

Brandie said...

I think that was the best 6 minutes of my day!

Viv said...

Very cool!

Michelle said...

SO cool. That is one absolutely awesome video. And the "parents of normal kids can't understand" thing? I had a girls night out on Thursday night with the moms of special needs kids group that I go out with every month or two. That was ... quite the topic of conversation, started by a mom's oh so awful experience with her kids in a restaurant capped by a very ununderstanding mom.

SunflowerMom said...

I saw that a few days ago and it really made me put some deep thought into how we are raising Sean. Too often I feel like we just "let him be" and don't push him harder.

Flea said...

Karen, she's driving on the wrong side of the road. :)

This is awesome. Thank you for sharing! If Kelly can drive, surely some day soon Micah will talk. :)

caramama said...

That is awesome! Thanks for sharing that story. She really is an inspiration.