Down Syndrome Awareness: Jordyn
Join us in October for Down Syndrome Awareness Month as families from our DSDN Birth support group share,
what they wish others knew about their child with Down syndrome.
Jordyn came in with a bang and brought a whirlwind with her, but one that has taught us a deeper trust, a deeper surrender, and a deeper love.
She was born with a congenital heart defect, which she had surgery for this past September. She was also born with Down syndrome.
When we first heard the news we couldn’t help but to have all sorts of fears about what this would mean. In Kelly’s words “I’m ashamed to say I was worried, about how our ‘not so perfect child and family’ would be perceived.” But you see, she IS perfect.
Jordyn is “fearfully and wonderfully made” by my God, who doesn’t make mistakes! She was knit in my womb, perfectly in the image of God for a unique purpose.
Yes, this may be different than we expected, but we are so so in love with our little warrior.” Jordyn lights up every room she enters and has a contagious smile, which she has spread to every doctor, nurse, tech, therapist or anyone else she has met.
Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world. – James 1:27 NIV