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Thank Goodness for Storytellers – Down syndrome Awareness Month 2015

 

I love a good story. I’m drawn to storytellers. So, it makes sense that I love reading. Being transported to another world and walking through adventure with a character on a page is not only fun, but opens a world of imagination. Read more

World Down Syndrome Day 2015 – Thank You for Helping Me See A World of Possibility

Standing next to a table piled high with books was a young boy with hair the color of warm sand and a big friendly voice. He was talking to me about the purchases he wanted to make at the school’s book fair. I was grateful for the company. After awhile, I asked him his name and introduced myself.

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A Birthday Letter to my Daughter

I’m sharing this letter to my daughter, as October is Down syndrome Awareness Month. 

Happy Birthday, my sweet Sofia! It’s hard to believe you are nine years old. Nine! I find myself saying that time flies, but I know that those nine years have been rich with so many blessings, joys and much learning. Read more

The Sustenance of Grace – SheLoves Magazine

I’m honored to be over at SheLoves Magazine today. We all have times when the words of others have wounded us deeply. How we respond affects our lives for long after. I’d love to hear your story or thoughts on overcoming hurtful words & the offering of forgiveness. Please feel free to share them at SheLoves or leave a comment here at BellaVerita. Thanks!

 

When the words left her lips, I sat stunned. The air in the room was sucked out in a moment’s edict, from a woman of whom I expected grace.

I was one of six, sitting around the table, searching out deeper truths of the New Testament on a windy day in April. Including the teacher, there were four men and two women, one older and one younger – me.

It happened during the break. We were asked us to introduce ourselves. The simple words of small talk common to new groups were spoken. Circling around the table, I was the last to speak. Like the others, I began with my church history, years of attendance, years married, finishing with my son who was six, and my daughter not quite a year old who was born with Down syndrome.

I’d barely gotten the words out when they were met with the declaration, “You are going to have a miserable, difficult life.” …..

Continue reading “The Sustenance of Grace” at SheLoves Magazine

 

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Life in the Margins – Advent 2013

If you find yourself in the margins this Christmas season, know that there is One who sees you. He was born into and lived His life in the margins and He'll meet you right where you are.

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