. . . to the bite-sized blog hop, hosted by Meriah over at With a Little Moxie, for World Down Syndrome Day.
FACT: The only true disability is loneliness. (Thank you Colin Newton & Derek Wilson of Inclusive Solutions in the U.K.) I could parse that out, but since this is a bite-sized blog hop, I’ll just let you sit with that and see where it takes you.
FALLACY: People with Down syndrome are all so ______________ [fill in the blank, I’m sure other bloggers will be exploring all the many options!]. Blanket statements about any group or experience (i.e., parenting a child with Down syndrome) completely take away the gift of the particular, which is really where God and relationship reside. And the beauty and grace is when the commonalities and links—between and among people—are discovered and explored, not assumed.
PHOTO: My all-time favorite, as it seems to capture Jessie’s infectious and indomitable spirit (and perhaps might feed one of the fallacies above):
Plus an additional photo just to offset the fallacy-supporting one: