So for this weeks post, I really wanted to take the time to thank my Mom for all of the incredible work that she's put in for taking care of Michael. She's got an incredible amount of love and support for Michael, which has been far beyond amazing for him. She's a great example of a loving parent who can raise a child who's a little different.
Many parents today are overwhelmed upon finding out that their child has Down Syndrome, due to the negative connotation revolving around the genetic disorder. That's why around 90% of mothers who find out that their unborn baby has DS end up getting abortions. Luckily, my mother didn't experience that technology, nor would she have made such a decision. Although she knew that her life would change forever, she's done an incredible job of stepping up and giving Michael the love and support that he needs.
She takes care of Michael everyday, and even sacrificed working so that she could take extra care of him. Although she hasn't been doing it alone, she's done an immense amount of work to taking care of Michael-- from feeding him everyday, getting him ready for school in the morning (which is a HUGE challenge), and many others, she's done an amazing job taking care of him and is an incredible inspiration for what she does with Michael. She's not afraid to take Michael out to let him see the world, and has never shown any evidence of regret for having a child like Michael. Instead, she proves how much of a blessing it is to have someone as special as him.