Day #27 brings another guest post from my Dad. I am thankful for family supplying information for this series; 31 days is a long time to write! And thanks to Cousin Rich for providing the photo in this post of Brian with Cousin William and Dad; perfect timing.
Anyone remember Lee Majors in The Fall Guy? Brian and I were watching
an episode of this show one evening, and Jason Kingsley played a boy who was a runner (his mother, Emily Perl Kingsley was a writer for Sesame Street).
Brian commented, “Jason is a
A little later in the show, Brian asked me, “Does Jason
have Down Syndrome?”
“Yes, Brian, he does,” I said.
His reply, “Do I
have Down Syndrome?”
“Yes, Brian, you do have Down Syndrome.”
seemed to accept this. This was the first time that I recall that he
put these thoughts into words.
While living in Connecticut, years
earlier, my wife and I had met Michael Kelly Blanchard and his wife
Greta. We heard through friends that Michael had written a beautiful
song that told the story of a couple at the birth of their son who had
Syndrome. The song describes their struggle with the decision to have
surgery, or not, to save his life, and then goes on to tell of Danny’s
life at age eight.
You have heard this song, Danny’s Downs, earlier on this
blog. Brian has heard this, “his song”, many times, and when he’s heard
Michael sing it in person, he stands in reverence. We had the
privilege of hearing Michael sing Danny’s Downs at the National Down
Syndrome Congress Convention in Providence, RI.
And guess who else we
saw at the conference, dressed in a fancy three-piece suit? Jason Kingsley. Yes, the same guy who would play a runner on The Fall Guy, and who
made his TV debut with the Cookie Monster, the letter C, and the number
|Cousin William, Brian and my Dad at a family wedding this Labor Day. I love the look of admiration Bri has for his cousin.|
Deep Breaths: What, or who, inspires you? Talk a walk and take in the uniqueness of autumn. How does God use His creation (nature, people, music, etc.) to point you to Himself and His character? Does your life stand in reverence of the Creator?
Habakkuk 3:2 “LORD, I have heard of your fame; I stand in awe of your deeds, O LORD…”