Monday, May 18, 2009

"Human beings are not better off without Down syndrome."

"I live in a nice house in the country, I keep five horses and as a family we are comfortably off. For all these things people envy me. But I have a child with Down’s syndrome and for that, people pity me. And I am here to say: wrong. Wrong, wrong, wrong. I am not to be pitied but to be envied."

These are some quotes from an article published in the UK Times by sportswriter Simon Barnes back in November of 2006. It's titled I'm not a saint, just a parent.

It's written with that great British humor and wit. If you get a chance, please read it. I love it. Thank you Sharon and Laurie for sharing it!

1 comment:

Tausha said...

You are right on!!!