Monday, September 23, 2019

Are we all truly created equal?

Dear readers,

I saw part of a speech a fellow mama that inspired me to write this.

As parents of kids with different needs that the general folks, we have to take this position of being an advocate. We have to shout the worth of our kids beause sometimes society writes them off based on a diagnosis that’s only a small part of who they are. Parents of kids with typical needs are congratulated on the birth of their children whereas a lot of us are shown sympathy.

My family and I have always celebrated Laksh, even in those early days when we were unsure of how to navigate this journey we are put on. Ours kids have to start life with proving their worth at every single step, sometimes it could be as basic as their right to be born. Isn’t that a shame? No one should have to prove in utero that their life is worth something.

The children that are allowed (and I don’t use that word lightly) to be born then have to fight for inclusion at every step of their existence. They have to prove what other children might take for granted. I am not writing this to shame or call out anyone, I’m just writing this to create awareness, to start a conversation and to let the world know my Laksh is capable AF.

Our kids have to start life at a disadvantage and that isn’t the way make anyone feel like they belong. Imagine starting the race of life a mile behind everyone else and never being given the opportunities to catch up or even carve your own path. What is this race anyway? What happens if a child can’t walk till they are 2 or 3 or 5 or even just not  able to learn or master that skill? Isn’t it our job as a society to include and adapt according to the needs to the people living in it?

I’ll always shout the worth of my son and other like him and welcome you guys to be a part of this new better, kinder and welcoming world that includes every single one of us.

Lots of love,
Laksh’s Proud Mom

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Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Love and Kindness are never wasted

Love and kindness are never wasted.
They always make a difference.
 They bless the one who receives them, and they bless you, the giver.
- Barbara Se Angelis
One of my biggest fear is will people be kind to Laksh? 
Will people understand that just because he might need more time to understand or 
learn something new, doesn’t mean he can’t do that ever. 
I hope that people understand that he is curious about things and if given a chance, 
a true chance he will flourish. I hope people see in him all the mischief that I can and
 all the love that is clearly apparent.
I hope that people see what a talented 2 year old he is and
 that having #downsyndrome is just a part of his being. 
He also has a sense of humor, a contagious smile, a way of making mommy and daddy dance
 on his fingers, a will to learn and learn with zest, 
an ability to make you see world in a whole different way, 
an ability to see good in the world, 
an ability to excel when given proper guidance and motivation,
 a way of moving on from things that are not important in the grand scheme of things,
 an art of fake crying to get his way, and make friends with ease.
When I see him with all things parts attached to his personality, 
Down syndrome kind of stops being this overpowering thing people had made it out to be.
 Again, I don’t mean that it’s not tough at times but well that’s how life is.
 We can’t keep dwelling in that. 
Laksh is so much more that his diagnosis but you can see that only if you truly look.
Always be kind, it’s doesn’t take anything out of you but has the power of making or
 breaking someone.

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To the makers of the movie Mimi

First of all, I would like to thank you for opening the dialogue about Down syndrome in our Indian society.  Thank you for showing that a ch...