Tuesday, October 02, 2007
Life is a Blessing
These flowers were from Emma Sage's Dance Recital last spring.....the cross-stich print was from her Great-Aunt Jan.
What a perfect sentiment for our sweet little girl....as she truly is a Blessing.
In the book, Life is a Blessing ~ A Biography of Jerome Lejeune-Geneticist, Doctor, Father, by Clara Lejeune, Dr. Lejeune's daughter recounts her fathers life. A man who was the first to discover the exact cause of 'Down syndrome' [a triplication of the 21st chromosome] but more importantly.....a man who lived his life with integrity and deeply held principles..........and championed for our children, long before others did. He looked upon people with Down syndrome just as he did all human beings.........as blessings.
My own dear Mother found this book for me......and brought it for me read not long after Emma Sage's birth.
Today, Emma Sage and I celebrate Dr. Jerome Lejeune............as Life truly is a Blessing.