I don’t see something missing, something imperfect, something wrong.
I don’t see someone who is less than our other children.
Down syndrome is not only a list of challenges. It is also a set of strengths. Verity is just another unique individual God put into our family, with her own challenges and her own strengths.
I would have mentally assented with the statement that a child with Down syndrome is precious to God and her parents. But something in me still wondered if I would see Verity as someone who would be improved by changing her.
Would it be hard to accept her as she is? Would I view her as lacking?
Other parents told me, “No.”
I get it now.