The Washington Post has recently written two articles on the rearing of children with Down Syndrome. "A Leap of Love," dated November 9th, was written by staff writer Michael Alison Chandler. That article describes both the experiences of families who beget children with Down Syndrome and those who choose to adopt such children. The latter case motivates the title of the article. The second article, "Expecting Longer Lives With Greater Risk, Reward," dated November 10th, was written by staff writer Fredrick Kunkle. This article focuses on the challenges of parents whose Down Syndrome child stands a major chance of outliving them. Down Syndrome adults are described as only partially independent, at best. (Of course, every adult is only partially independent, at best, but that doesn't seem to have entered the discussion.) Furthermore, the article points out, Down Syndrome adults are more vulnerable to Alzheimer's than those in the general population.
This web log is a place to conduct a conversation on the elusive nature or features of listening to and following God’s will. That is, it is concerned with the “how and why” of seeing with Eyes of Faith. Besides the “how and why” it is also about the “what.” What does one see in the world through Eyes of Faith? This component of the weblog is, alas, likely to be the preponderant content for some time. Seeing with eyes of faith is ultimately about viewing the world as a creature of a personal God.