Last night reading Wil his bedtime story, he put his hand in mine. I remembered back when Wil was first born and the doctor told me he suspected Wil had Down syndrome. When I asked how he could tell so quickly, one characteristic the doctor noted was Wil’s short, stubby fingers. At the time my brain rejected everything the doctor said. I didn’t want to believe any of it. My beliefs were based in fear.
I have been holding Wil’s hand in mine for over 10 years now, and I always feel a huge surge of love when those sweet, short fingers give my hand a squeeze. It’s quite amazing in this life that our deepest fear can turn into our greatest love.


Published by Christie Taylor

Christie Taylor is the creator of the website, www.WILingness.com, and author of "Stories of Wil: Puberty Part 1" (Amazon.com: amzn.to/30mFoZ5) Christie believes that if we all had the opportunity to spend a day with our loved ones with Down syndrome, many of the stereotypes and stigmas would dissipate. Christie invites you, through her stories, to spend a day with Wil. The more the merrier!

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