18 March 2013


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 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!

1 comment:

  1. I always wonder too...seriously if someone looks at Kayla for more than 2 seconds, I wonder. I know it doesn't matter, but I still think about it!