Sarah Palin on raising her special needs son

Ethel C. Fenig
Vice presidential candidate, governor but most importantly mother, grandmother and wife, Sarah Palin writes   from the heart about her very real experience of raising her son afflicted with Down Syndrome. Acknowledging "Yes, these children are precious and loved. Yes, we face extra fears and challenges, but our children are a blessing, and the rest of the world is missing out in not knowing this." She continues Trig is almost 4 years old now, and every morning when he wakes up, he pulls himself up, rubs the sleep out of his eyes, looks around, and then starts applauding! He welcomes each day with thunderous applause and laughter. He looks around at creation and claps as if to say, "OK, world, what do you have for me today?" My family knows that Trig will face struggles that few of us will ever have to endure, including people who can be so cruel to those not deemed "perfect" by society. The cruelty is more than made up for, though, when someone simply smiles at our son....(Read Full Post)

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