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Monday, January 30, 2012

Through My Eyes...

Through My Eyes...

If only you could see my little girl through my eyes,
 the way I see her...
She is so beautiful!
She is so happy!
She is so full of unconditional love!
She often looks at the ceiling and her eyes follow things I cannot see.
Then she giggles and darts her eyes in another direction,
as if to see the angels that are hidden from my view.
Her heart is so pure, she knows only love.

Oh, how it breaks my heart to hear the bold, ugly comments about 'her'
and her trisomy brothers and sisters.
"She would be better off dead."
"She doesn't know the difference between her father and the door."
"Kill them all!"
"How can you bring a child into the world knowing they will live a life of pain?"
"She 'suffers' from trisomy 18."
"You must've done something bad to have a child like that."
Oh, the terrible things said about these children from uneducated and heartless minds.

My daughter does not 'suffer' from trisomy 18.
Our world suffers from inhumanity and self-centeredness.
To love my daughter and those like her is to truly know and understand agape love.


"If only you could see the world through my eyes," whispers a voice to me.
"A world were love knows no bounds,
a world where everyone is beautiful,
a world where everyone has a purpose."

Was that her voice speaking to me?
Or that of Jesus, gently nudging me to love and forgive as he has.

I have been given a most precious gift...
the gift of life, the gift of love.
I wish you, too, could experience this.
I wish you could see things through my eyes.


  1. You have said exactly how so many of us feel so beautifully! Thank you so much for this!!! <3

  2. Well said Susan

  3. I came across your website/blog on a friend's facebook page. Love the title of your blog!Your daughter, Rebekah, is a BEAUTIFUL girl and so blessed to have you as parents who truly value life as the precious gift it is from God!!
    Thank you for sharing your story with the world and raising awareness to how special these children really are!! May God bless you and your family!

  4. Very well said, Susan! You have taught me more than you know. Rebekah has been such a blessing to SO many people!!

  5. You said it perfectly!! What a blessing these children are to their families!! I can't imagine how my life would be if Joey had never been born, or if Joey didn't have Trisomy 18.. Our community is an amazing one and I feel sorry for those people who are too narrow minded to open their eyes and see the beauty, love and grace that these kids bring to this world. Love you girl!!

  6. Susan, thank you for giving my emotions words. Beautifully put. You have such a gift. Love to you and Rebekah from Aaron and me.