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Down Syndrome

I couldn't cope in your shoes...

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The moment you find out you’re pregnant,

Is the moment that the unconditional love for that child begins.

The moment you receive a diagnosis,

Is the moment that your unconditional love for them becomes your strength.

It guides you on your everlasting journey as a parent.

You’ll never lose that strength,

Because it’s powered by that unconditional love you’ve had from the beginning…

And unconditional love is just that….

UNCONDITIONAL

You may think you wouldn’t cope in those shoes,

The truth is,

Once you’re in them…

You just do!

After a lovely chat with a very good friend, of whom is as mental as me with a similar situation but much busier than mine, about how people often say to us...

'I don't know how you do it?!'

and

'I wouldn't cope in your shoes'

or even

'you've coped so well considering, how do you do it?'

Each said in a lovely way that means 'you're doing a great job for what life has thrown at you' which is lovely... but when you live the life of a parent with a child (or children) with any sort of additional need you just do what needs to be done, no fuss, just gets done because it has to.

When I say

'Anyone would do the same'

I mean it.

Unconditional love isn't just something parents with children who may need a little extra attention have... it is just simply a parent thing, something we all hold.

So yes, you could cope in my shoes because it is just as natural as tucking your child into bed at night with a kiss to the forehead and a 'sweet dreams'.

You should think more of your abilities as a parent, you'd be fine.

We are all amazing.

Jenny from cheetahsinmyshoes.com, who also took these amazing pics, has written a piece about how she does 'IT'

Read all about 'IT' here...

I Don't know How You Do It...

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