Earth! It’s time again for another birth. Said the Angels to the LORD above, This Special Child will need much love.
His progress may be very slow, Accomplishments he may not show. And he’ll require extra care From the folks he meets down there.
He may not run or laugh or play, His thoughts may seem quite far away, In many ways he won’t adapt, And he’ll be known as handicapped.
So let’s be careful where he’s sent, We want his life to be content. Please LORD, find the parents who Will do a special job for you.
They will not realize right away The leading role they’re asked to play, But with this child sent from above Comes stronger faith and richer love.
And soon they’ll know the privilege given In caring for their gift from Heaven. Their precious charge, so meek and mild, Is HEAVEN’S VERY SPECIAL CHILD.
by Edna Massionilla December 1981
The Optomist- newsletter for PROUD Parents Regional Outreach for Understanding Down’s Inc.