A couple of years ago, a little boy with Down syndrome came into my life. I fell in love with him from the start.View Story ▼A couple of years ago, a little boy with Down syndrome came into my life. I fell in love with him from the start. We adopted him a year and half ago, after he'd been with us for a year. Yes, raising a boy with Down syndrome was a new experience, sometimes quite the challenge. But, we've loved him since he came into our lives. One day we were at a restaurant with him and his two brothers. While there we heard a woman near by talking about the "r-words" that worked at a local store. She kept using the word to her husband and in front of her own children! Every time she said it, it felt like a knife to the heart. My three boys sat there hearing every word. I later explained to them that we shouldn't be angry at her, some people just do not know any better. It is truly sad that some people do not stop to consider the effect their words have on others. My son is not the r-word. He is special- exactly the way God made him.
About Pastor Frank:I am the pastor of a church in Michigan. My wife and I adopted twin boys- one is autistic, the other has Down syndrome. It has been an adventure and they've changed our lives when they came to live with us.View less ▲