Friday, January 14, 2011

Special encounter...

Yesterday at work while on one of my many trips to go potty, (don't you just love that part of pregnancy?!?)  I was passing a lady and turned around to say "hello".  I immediately stopped once I noticed she had Down Syndrome.  She began to ask me some questions about the hotel and the changes she had noticed.  (she must come here often with her family- snow birds??).  So I explained some of the renovations happening and told her to have a good day.  Now... my brain was telling me the conversation was over and continue on to the restroom but my heart wanted to give her a hug, ask her if she is happy and then find her parents and ask a million questions.  I didn't do this of course, because they would just think I am a crazy pregnant woman so I went with my brain and bladder and headed on to the restroom.  Thankfully, I was the only one in there because I broke down immediately.  My thoughts were... that could be my baby girl one day all grown up.  I am thankful she was put in my path to show me that she was living a normal life in her 20's and did seem very happy.  It's the little things these days that get to me!

3 comments:

Becca said...

My first experience with an adult with Ds was when Samantha was about 13 months old. I had the BEST conversation with the woman, and wrote a blog post about it (it's one of my first posts, if you get a chance to check it out - July 2007). It left me feeling very emotional, but quite elated. I'm so glad you had that chance encounter, and so glad it was a memorable one. Hope you and baby girl are feeling good!

Krista~CF Mama said...

that is so amazing Tonya~~Little peeks of Hope mixed in with tons of fear!! She was so there for you to see that day...and to ease your mind a bit...I just think it's so cool how God does things!!

Steph said...

Love you and love little Isabelle....Now stop making me cry! ;) It is amazing how God gives us just what we need, when we need it. And you know me, I would have stalked her and figured out some way to talk! lol