By Barb Felt
The e-book is a two-fold tale of my existence, the rigors of tragedy, the fun of affection and relatives, the strengthening of religion, and the way all of that ready me for the reward of Amy, my youngest daughter of 6, who has Down syndrome. the tale is intended to inspire moms, friends and family of certain wishes humans. It has a Christian standpoint subject matter in the course of the whole paintings.
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This was and is difficult. Children with Down syndrome are not all alike, and some will learn at faster rates and need less one-on-one time. It is very important to meet often with the teachers, go to school and “shadow” your child, observe her daily schedule and see if it is right for her. I sent a notebook with Amy giving the teacher messages about where Amy should go after school, if she was eating hot lunch, etc. The teacher would send messages back telling me what Amy had done in school that day and what she needed to work on at home.
David’s was about five by eight feet, and we all shared one bathroom. I reminded myself of the saying Russ and I used often, “If you’re not happy in a little house, you won’t be happy in a big one. ” Between mom’s appointments and caring for her, I didn’t unpack some of our boxes for months. Mom was seventy-seven when the cancer spread to her brain. She needed radiation to shrink the tumor, or she wouldn’t even be able to walk. My siblings all took turns driving the hour and a half to her treatments.
Steve will never know how much he means to me, and how he helped encourage me that day. There were many “Steves” in our lives to get us through. When I was having a hard time I didn’t always call Russ first. He was in the same position I was - completely stressed out. He had been an employee at a milk producing plant since 1981. He gave his job his very best. He worked hard to learn the equipment and cared about the people he worked with. Right before Amy was diagnosed with cancer, he received a new boss.