Monday, April 18, 2011
My very own forever four leaf clover!
When I look at Troy, I am reminded of a four leaf clover. Picture in your mind a four leaf clover, then picture my son. Do you see what I see? Both are perfectly beautiful, yet rare. They have just a little something extra that makes them unique. Seeing them brings joy, excitement, & pride to our lives. God put them both here to make our surroundings more spectacular & extraordinary! The only difference is that many people DO see the beauty in a four leaf clover, but fail to see the same beauty in people with Down syndrome. The extra leaf is a symbol of luck, while the extra chromosome is viewed as an imperfection & bad luck or as a curse. Many people search for the four leaf clover & when they find it, they're showing it off & so proud of their finding. But when we're blessed with that "something extra" in a person, we tend to look at it as something unwanted. I'm proud of that extra chromosome that Troy was blessed with...it makes him who he is! I see it like this: God searched all over Heaven to create a flawless four leaf clover to give to me & I know that I'm the lucky one! He gave me my very own forever four leaf clover! So when you see someone with Down syndrome or a four leaf clover, remember that the something extra is what makes it completely perfect. After all, God doesn't make mistakes! ♥