Sunday, October 9, 2011

October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month

Last year, I wanted to post everyday, something that had to do with Down syndrome.  This year, I am not even going to try.:)  (Especially since I'm lucky to post once a quarter!!)

But today, something special happened that I wanted to share with you.

Today was our testimony meeting at church.  For those of my readers who might not know, testimony meeting is held one Sunday of each month.  Members (young and old) can stand up and share their testimony and feelings of their faith in Jesus Christ.

C loves to stand up and share his testimony.  Every month he asks if he can have a turn.  I let him go up every other month.

Today, he stood up and talked for quite a few minutes.  Often people have commented on the spirit they feel when C is sharing his testimony.  Sometimes he'll point out the people he knows--usually they are the teachers and leaders of the children or friends he has.  But other times, like most of his testimony today, he is just sharing his testimony with us.

Today, after church, DH gave me a piece of paper that a member of our church had given him.  On the paper was one of the most beautiful poems I have ever read.  This poem describes so well the feelings I have sometimes about C. 

The Unbound Tongue

What would he say
were his small tongue unbound?
What sacred treasures
in his mind would be found?

What celestial mysteries
would he share and teach?
What hearts so fettered with sin
would he reach?

He is one of God's miracles,
that His grace can shine through.
His life, dearest Savior,
draws me closer to you.

Though his tongue may be bound,
his testimony is true.
And one day,
he'll express it to you.

---- John Daly                         

Usually, with the help of the Spirit I understand much of what C is saying to me, but of course most people do not understand him.   I also know that there is so much I do not understand when he is talking to me in our everyday interactions.  I look forward to the day that I will be able to converse with him and know everything he was trying to say to me.


  1. That is so cool! We love C! John writes some awesome stuff! Love it!

  2. Love this and thank you for sharing it! We really do need to try to get together sometime soon....I'd love to met your family.

  3. That is a beautiful poem. I always love it when C gets up. I always feel the Spirit and wish I could understand what he is telling us!