Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Susan Boyle

I'm sure you've all heard of Susan Boyle by now. Her performance on the show Britain's Got Talent shocked and inspired. She has a beautiful voice and she is getting much deserved recognition. Her story reinforces the saying "you can't judge a book by its cover." This saying has been magnified in my life by Brennan. I know that with Down syndrome come many stereotypes - both good and bad. I know that throughout his life, people will pass judgement or think they know something about him simply by looking at him. One of my biggest hopes for Brennan is that people will take the time to get to know him. And through getting to know him, will see that he is so much more than his diagnosis. That he is a person with his own unique personality, interests and talents. So, thank you Susan Boyle for helping to open peoples eyes and hearts.

2 comments:

Alan "Rockadilly" Dill said...

I learned a long time ago about accepting people as they are. With most of my learning coming from people not accepting me.

If you get a chance check out my post on Susan Boyle.

Becca said...

What a beautiful reminder. I think so so often people make judgments about people without taking the time to figure out what's on the inside, Adam and I see that often with our kids downtown too.