This email made my day.
Ay nevs may kuwento ako
Kahapon kumakain kami ni tel sa malamig na aircon at sosyal na kainan sa cash and carry tapos bigla may lumapit sa amin…….. na batang babae na may down syndrome nag “hello” at wave sya sa amin. tapos lumipat sya sa kabilang mesa parang umupo. Tapos yung bata kumakanta nakikipag usap sa mga tao na dumadaan nag ha-hi sya ni aayos nya yung shoes nya. Etc.. Tapos tinatatawag nya mommy nya para sabihin “mama uwi na tayo.. antok na ko..” anyway sa sobrang natuwa ako kinausap ko na yung nanay sa kabilang table naman.
• Yung bata 10yrs old na, kaka tapos lang nya mag speech therapy sa DECS (nakalimutan ko na tawag)
• tapos sabi nila super laki daw ng ni improve after 1yr at ang galling nya mag salita
• dati daw hindi daw nila maiwan sa isang lugar yung bata kasi lagi daw umaalis or nag lalakad mag isa, pero ngayon daw hndi na ganun
• pati nag papabili na daw sya ng mga damit na gusto nya suot
Yun lang baw!
I appreciate the fact that my cousin-in-law made the effort to go up to the mom to ask about her daughter. I love that he was encouraged to ask more because he has a nephew who has Down syndrome and he wanted to learn more. I’m pretty sure the mom was beaming when she was recounting her daughter’s milestones. I’m quite sure that she was also glad that someone came up to her and asked her about her daughter too. Maybe she was relieved that she had to deal with curious questions instead of curious stares.
Maybe someday, I’ll be this mom too.
This email made my day. Thank you JL (ikaw na!)
This Sunday, Feb. 24, the Down Syndrome Association of the Philippines will be holding its annual “Happy Walk” in celebration of Down Syndrome Consciousness Month. Dan, David, Noah and I will be marching. If I can I’ll post pics through instagram 🙂 A photo exhibit will also be held at the block in support of raising Down syndrome awareness.