Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Do they know?
Since Mason is finally home and our little family is getting into the swing of thing...some new concerns have arose.
Thankfully none of the concerns are about Mason's health...they are more about how the world perceives this little boy. In our "circle" ( Family & Friends) Mason is treated just like a regular baby.....well almost.... he is a little more loved then a regular baby. But now I find myself wondering how the world will treat my little boy. Will they accept him, love him, or will they mistreat him?
None of these questions are ones I can answer. When were out and about with Mason, I wonder if people can tell he has down syndrome. I pray they don't feel sorry for us, were not sorry he has DS. When I look at Mason, all I see is answered prayers. I took a long 5month fight to get this tiny boy here....and there is nothing to be sorry for. He is perfect in Gods eyes...and ours.
The other night was the first time I had to tell a stranger that Mason has down syndrome. I didn't think it would hurt my heart as much as it did. Saying that he has DS didn't hurt me...it was the sad reaction the stranger returned that broke my heart. Her intentions were good but I could see the pity in her eyes. That look of sadness . Then the comments on how "sweet and kind" children with DS are. Its like they are trying to convince themselves that its a good thing.
I guess this is just something I will need to get used to. Maybe I will be able to better educate people on DS and that Mason will live a normal life and do normal thing... just at his own pace. That sadness & pity don't make it any better and that Mason is really just like any other baby...just a little bit more special.
Posted by Mrs. B at 11:35 AM