Maybe She Will

She may be anything; she may feel many things. This is as true of a child with Down syndrome as it is of a child of any gender, of all races. All children have potential, and disability plays no more into that potential than gender or race do in the potential of other children.

Maybe your baby will be a bullfighter when she grows up

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Maybe she’ll be vegetarian

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Maybe your baby will be a hat-maker

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Or maybe she’ll be a dreamer.

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Maybe she’ll be a singer
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Or a swinger

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Maybe she’ll be a juicing enthusiast

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Or maybe she’ll be a reader

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Maybe she’ll be a philosopher

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Or maybe she’ll be a cheese taster.

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Or maybe she’ll be an explorer

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Or a tostada maker

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Maybe she’ll be an artist

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Maybe your baby will be playful

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Maybe she’ll love animals

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Maybe she’ll be a fashionista

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Maybe she’ll be a visionary

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Maybe she’ll be mischievous

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Or maybe she’ll be serious.

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Maybe she’ll be a newspaper reporter

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Or maybe she’ll be a teacher.
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Maybe she’ll be an architect

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Maybe your baby will be silly

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Maybe she’ll be mad

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Maybe she’ll be intuitive

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Maybe she’ll be curious

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She might be fearless

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She might be loving

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She might be nurturing

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Maybe your baby will be excitable

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Maybe she’ll be shy

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Maybe she’ll be sleepy

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Maybe she’ll be lively

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Maybe your baby will be cheeky

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Or maybe she’ll be quiet

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Maybe she’ll be happy

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Your baby is a child of the universe, made of stars and born of life’s longing for itself.

She may be anything; she may feel many things.

This is as true of a child with Down syndrome as it is of a child of any gender, of all races.

All children come to us as do buds of flowers, eager and wanting to unfurl their petals of beauty.

All children have potential, and disability plays no more into that potential than gender or race do in the potential of other children.

Your child might be a bullfighter. She might be a vegetarian, a hat maker, a dreamer. She might be a singer, a swinger, a juicing enthusiast, a reader, a philosopher, a cheese taster. She might be a race car driver, an explorer, a tostada maker, an artist. She might be playful, she might love animals. She might be a fashionista. She might be mischievous, serious, a newspaper reporter. She might be a chef, a teacher, an architect. She might be silly. She might be mad. She might be intuitive, curious, fearless, loving. She might be nurturing, excitable, shy, sleepy. She might be lively, cheeky, quiet. She might be happy.

Let us hope that happiness will be the constant thread in her life, as she moves forward and reaches the potential that she always had in her. As each and every child holds in their self – with or without disability, regardless of gender and inclusive of all races.

Meriah Nichols Phu Quoc Island Vietnam-7

Meriah

is a deaf blogger, global nomad, tech-junkie, cat-lover, Trekkie, Celto-Teutonic-peasant-handed mom of 3 (one with Down syndrome and one gifted 2E).

She likes her coffee black and hot.


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