Mother of a child with down syndrome

Amanda - posted on 07/20/2012 ( 3 moms have responded )

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Hi,My name is Amanda Newman and I'm a 26 year old mom with a daughter that has down syndrome. She just turned one, and I know she was given to me for a reason. She is an amazing little angel, who brightens up everyones day when they see her beautiful face. She is absolutely the best thing that has happened to me, in my life, and I did not realize this at first. We didn't know she had down syndrome until after I delivered her... So it took a little while to accept and understand what was going on at first. But I know now how unbelievably wonderful these children truly are!

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Tracey - posted on 07/24/2012

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Hi, I'm new to this board and My youngest baby (1yr. old) has Down syndrome. He also has heart issues, reflux and he was born with congenital cataracts. He has since had his cataracts repaired and is considered legally blind. He is the youngest of 5 children, and is an absolute joy. All of his siblings absolutely adore him, and he has truly brought our family together.
I thank God for giving me the privilege of being his Mother.
I would love to talk to other parents of children with Down Syndrome, to compare notes and share stories.

Sharlene - posted on 07/21/2012

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Hey amanda, Your right , God sends us these children with all different needs to us course he known's we love them to death and we can look after them , My self and my own experience I have 3 children with all different needs and health issues and their all a blessing from god and my 8 yr old daughter little angel that is normal and she helps me in every way possible . take care

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Hi Amanda, My name is Alesha. After reading your post I have to say that I almost felt that it was identical with my life. I am 27 years old with a daughter who has Down syndrome. My daughter will be turning 2 this month. When she was born I had to endure the same news you did with her being diagnosed with Down Syndrome. I spent 4 days in the hospital crying and asking God why. In the process of me asking God why the Lord told me why not? He saw fit that I was capable and able to raise my daughter with this condition. Her having Downsyndrome does not put a stamp of doom on her life nor defines what she wont be able to do. I was told that she wouldn't crawl until she was at least one... She is almost 2 and running...lol I dont let others dictate to me what my child will and will not do... I dont allow her to be around people that look down on her. She is a blessing and I am blessed to have her in my life. BE ENCOURAGED!

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