18 March 2013
I AM LUKE
Last weekend we were at Chik-fil-a enjoying lunch when a lady stopped to ask us how old our baby was and after we shared his age, she followed up with "he's so cute". Then another lady at a nearby table heard me humming Jesus Loves Me to Luke as I tried to get him to sleep and she commented on how cute he was too. Finally as we were leaving a family came in with a 3 year old boy, a 2 year old girl and a set of twins and we made small talk with them about having young kids, again the mother commented on our “cute baby”. During all of the interactions, I couldn’t help but wonder if they wondered about Luke? Could they see that he was different?
This coming Thursday, March 21st aka 3/21 is World Down Syndrome Day. It's in honor of individuals with Down syndrome having 3 copies of the 21st chromosome. Those individuals will be speaking out about who they are…. Friday will be Luke's 3 month birthday and yes, he’s still a bit too small to tell you who he is and although I'm not the best poet, I thought I’d take the liberty...
I AM LUKE
I am Luke and I’m not so different than most of you
I am Luke and I wish you knew...
I fill my mommy’s heart with lots of joy
I am my daddy’s sweet little boy
I have a big brother who thinks he knows it all
I will teach him so much about life when I’m no longer so small
I am Luke and I was sent from above
I am Luke and I’m full of lots of LOVE!