A gift from Luke

November 2008
Catholic Digest;Nov2008, Vol. 73 Issue 1, p128
The article looks at the experiences of a mother whose has a Down syndrome. The mother considers her son as the person who taught her most about life. According to the article, her son has already learned how to say hello, has won a swimming competition in the Special Olympics. The article notes that the mother regard being called Mom as the most wonderful gift mothers have been waiting for.


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