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I believe in mystery.
I believe in family.
I believe in being who I am.
I believe in the power of failure.
I believe that normal life is extraordinary.
This I believe.
   Down syndrome has been in the news recently.The infant son of republic vice presidential candidate sarah palin has the disorder.About one in 800babies were born with down syndrome.Today our essay of this I believe comes from a parent of one of them.we should say it was submitted before senator john McClain pink Governor palin to be his running mate.
  This essay comes from Gregg Rogers,he is an English professor in State Collage of Pennsylvania.He wasn't sure he could handle being a father of a child with down syndrome.Here is our serious curator and dependent producer, Jay Allison.
  Gregg Rogers came to his believe only after his daughter was born.Before that his belief was different and based he said was on fear.He transformed his journey to his new belief began in the doctor's office during the pregnancy.When he and his wife frist received the news.Here is Gregg Rogers with his essay for This I believe.
  It is * 21.It is down syndrome.Behind those words I heard nothing,sitting in the * office.The doctor was talking about my unborn daughter and the result of the *.I known there were words after the *,but I don't remember them.I do remember returning home with my wife,crying on the sofa.I * remembered I was saying I don't want this.I didn't want this situation.I didn't want this responsibility.I didn't want to become ont of those parents of children with disability.People told me if anyone can handle it you can."easy for you to say."I thought,"God never give you more than you can handle they resure me.Really?Why people have nervous to breakdowns?*however we can?they said.Fine,I thought.You have the kids with the mental development delay and I will help you out.For months,I was terrified.My wife Lucy and I now referred the period of time leading up to my daughter's birth with the *.We barely spoke to each other because we didn't know waht to say.We simply suffered throught each day toghter but feeling terrible alone.And then Genevieve was born.She spent her frist day in the * at the riginal medical center.On each of those 8 days.I made he 150-mile round trip to see her because she is my daughter.I *,holding her of * of two *,singing the same song I sang to other daughters.On the 9th days she came home,and I began to realized my feeling of * have changed away that no * screen could ever predicted.I now believe Genevieve is here for everyone.I believe Genevieve is taking over the world one harder the time beginning with mine.I believe that what was once I perceived damnation has now become our unexpected salvation. Genevieve recently turned 3 and doing very well fo herself.She runs, climes on everything and love to * with her 2 older sisters and younger brother.She doesn't have a lot spoken words yet although her frist full sentance turned out to be"what's up,dad?"She doesn't have the 100 signs taht would allow her to ask for "stawberry,pizze or icecream.Or tell us she wants to sleep or plays her computer.She goes to a regular * school 3 days a week and seems to know more people in the town than I do.I laugh every day because of Genevieve.On my right *,I wear a simple silver chain with 3 little beans on it.I used to say the 3 beans signified the third * that that results in trisomy 21 Down syndrome.Now when I look those beans,they simply remain me that I don't know how much I would think I would do,but I always capable of what I think I am.

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