A lot of people would answer No.
But if I showed you these same pictures of my children,
could you still say they are beautiful?
Would you even know he has Down syndrome?
Could you say she looks just like her mommy?
Would you know Peter was adopted?
There are many reasons people may find someone beautiful or not beautiful. And a lot of people will tell you it is what is on the inside that makes you beautiful.
Ive seen people with huge smiles and lit up eyes when they see Kai
And then when he turns around or lifts his face, I see that fleeting look of 'pity' or 'that's so sad'
I think all of my children are beautiful.
And yes, initially it is based on all of their cuteness and beautiful features.
I also know that they are beautiful on the inside too.
I just never really really thought about that until these past 2 weeks
When was the last time you thought about it? You look at their loving, smiling faces and think how cute they are and how pretty they are...and I know a lot of us DS parents absolutely know our children are beautiful on the inside.
But has it ever crossed your mind how devastating it would be if something happened that altered their appearance that would cause people turn their heads away from them as they walk by(as if that doesnt already happen, but we are kind of over that one).
Wouldnt you feel a little sucker punched?
I know I did...