You've heard it before - you can pick your friends but not your family.
This story begins at my first board meeting of the Ds Resource Center. I was informed by a mother of a daughter with Ds about what she believes our future holds. She said that we would "lose" friends now that we have Nathan and I should be prepared for it. I couldn't believe it. That thought never crossed my mind - ever. I asked her why? She said that some people simply can't handle being around a child with Down syndrome. When I came home I told Danny what was said and how surprised I was to hear that - I have friends with children that have special needs and I've never felt embarrassed to invite them to into my home or felt uncomfortable in their presence. But, that's us.
Danny and I made our predictions but so far it hasn't happened. Maybe that's because Nathan is a baby. Maybe as he gets older things will change. What I do know is that those people who are embarrassed by my son and can't handle being around us were never our friends to begin with and our family will be better off without them. See Ya!