Thursday, February 24, 2011

A meeting was held quite far from Earth!
It's time again for another birth.
Said the Angels to the Lord above,
This Special Child will need much love.
His progress may be very slow,
Accomplishments he may not show.
And he'll require extra care
From the folks he meets down there.
He may not run or laugh or play,
His thoughts may seem quite far away,
In many ways he won't adapt,
And he'll be known as handicapped.
So let's be careful where he's sent,
We want his life to be content.
Please Lord, find the parents who
Will do a special job for you.
They will not realize right away
The leading role they're asked to play,
But with this child sent from above
Comes stronger faith and richer love.
And soon they'll know the privilege given
In caring for their gift from Heaven.
Their precious charge, so meek and mild,
by Edna Massionilla
December 1981
The Optomist- newsletter for PROUD
Parents Regional Outreach for Understanding Down's Inc.


  1. What a wonderful poem it is so nice, all children are a gift from God and we are the lucky ones who have them in our lives. It always amazes me how each child brings something totally different to you as their gift be it compassion, the joy for life or the innocence that we so often forget. I feel like I have been blessed with three wonderful and unique grandchildren and that their parents are wise and compassionate and intelligent to raise them as such. xx

  2. I was going to comment but Gramma said it all....
    I can just say "ditto"
    Love, Nana xoxo

  3. Ok Tan....I am Balling!!! And it is not pretty.
    Pass the tissue.
    That is Beautiful.
    Love you. Borda xoxoxo