Monday, June 2, 2008

an encounter

On friday we were in the supermarket and we saw this mother and her down syndrome daughter. Danielle wanted to go talk to her, but we didn't know if it was appropriate or not, so we didn't, but then they ended up behind us in queue, so Danielle asked the mum how old her daughter was, and the mother some what coldly said "you can ask her yourself" so she did, and the girl said "13" and then Danielle explained to the mother about Abacus, which made her cold exterior melt to reveal her rich chocolatey centre.

It was kind of our first interraction with a person who has down syndrome, definately since finding out about Abacus anyway - and though it was brief - it certainly made things a lot less scary.

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