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When the World Comments on Your Life

I’ve found myself in the center of a squall this past week. A squall of my own making. When I wrote about my choice not to screen the baby in my womb for Down syndrome, I didn’t expect it to draw any attention other than readers of this blog. But Lisa Belkin, of the New York Times’ Motherlode, was willing to post it, and just a few more people read her blog than mine. So far, there are 180 comments and counting. And then there was the second post, “Is it Harder to Have a Child With Down Syndrome?”, published Tuesday, which has brought with it a comment stream of its own.

While many of the comments have been incredibly encouraging, supportive, wonderful testimonies to life with disabilities or life in general, I’m focusing for the purposes of this post on the other side.

Read more here: When the World Comments on Your Life… – Thin Places.

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