So, I click the button and start scrolling through the website. This one is cute, what else is there? I love the wording on that one..."Everyone deserves the blessing of a Down Syndrome child." That one is so sweet, what else is there?
GASP!! I start laughing and crying! Why? Take a look to the right? See the button I found? It's me and Alice!! My sweet girl. That picture was taken on our first trip to meet Alice in her orphanage. I love that picture. Such joy on both our faces. It's funny, now though, because she's really a serious young lady. Smiles are given only after she deems you worthy. Or you show her your hand. She loves hands.
You can put this button on your blog, or any of the other buttons that Reece's Rainbow has created, to advertise the very important work they are doing. I promise I won't be offended if you choose not to use "ours." I am thrilled to get the word out.
Alice is such a wonderful blessing to our family. I can't imagine our life without her. I melt every time I look at her. We dote on her and fight over her. I'm crazy about her and couldn't imagine her ever in an asylum.
As I sit and type this, I have her in my Moby wrap. Snug and secure, listening to my heart. She has her own people now. And they will do the same thing over and over and over again if it means she will give them the littlest of smiles. Often, she does better than that. She gives a full belly laugh.
She was the least of these.
And the King will answer them, "Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me." Matthew 25:40
Now, she's a beloved daughter, sister, granddaughter, niece. Hopefully one day, saint. And we're the lucky ones.