Thursday, February 05, 2009

If Only I Could Be More Like My Son

Looking at Billy Ray, now 26 years old, this morning I was thinking if only I could be more like him. He is full of life and dressed in slacks, white western shirt, and blue sport coat wanting me to help him with his belt and tie. That’s been his favorite attire since this little picture at 3 years old. On the other hand, my attire this morning consisted of a warm bathrobe, slippers.

Everyday is an adventure from the time he arises in the morning until his eyes finally close at night. While I am trying to get my acid reflux meds down and survive until I can have coffee to get my eyes working to do his blood sugar test and read my email, Billy Ray is raring to begin his day. If only I was more like my son.

I love the piece by Dr. Dennis McGuire of the Adult Down Syndrome Center in Park Ridge, Illinois, called If People with Down ’s syndrome Ruled the World. Things would surely be different if that were the case. Take a look at it here – hopefully it will give you a chuckle and a better understanding of people who experience Down’s.

Until next time,

Peggy Lou Morgan
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