When I was pregnant & we found out that Ollie most likely had Down Syndrome I was sad. I was heart broken. All my dreams for her crashed around me. That one ultrasound changed my life, or so I thought.
I got over it. I found blogs with children that had Down Syndrome & it comforted me. However, I was still only 5 months pregnant & very hormonal. For 5 long months I wondered about my Ollie. Would she have Down Syndrome. Would it matter to me? Would I be sad the day of her birth? It was really hard to wait until she was delivered to have that answer.
I tried to pray DS away. Then, I prayed with open hands praying for God's will to be done. All along it felt wrong because I knew in my heart she had Down Syndrome.
They are making a new blood test to detect Down Syndrome much more accurately and earlier in pregnancy. I fear the abortion rate will rise above 90%. I have heard them say that Down Syndrome will no longer exist. That's not the case. Down Syndrome will exist, but it will be eradicated. The babies will still be created. They will be there with beating little hearts, and many of them will be removed before they have their chance to shine. It is sad. I pray that the families that find out they are having a child with Down Syndrome stumble upon a blog like mine or a blog like my many friends in this community. I pray that our beautiful blessings convince them that this life is precious & that our children are perfectly & wonderfully created by HIM.