When G-d measures our worth-it's said,
He places the tape, "round the heart", not the head."
This thought brings comfort now to me
concerning my son, for you see….
Andrew's not learning as he should,
all the testing and therapies,-still not good.
At age5 , developmentally he's between 1 and 2.
Progress is slow, what more can we do?
He, like many people, on this earth,
by most human value, of lesser worth.
"Handicapped" - "Disabled" They're thought of,
But not so labeled by a G-d of love.
For who knows the worth of a human soul?
The total story is yet to unfold.
Our loving Father has a plan for everyone,
and I believe- Yes! For my son!
Through a glass dimly, now, I can't see.
Just what the future is going to be.
But by faith, day by day, G-d leads me on.
His peace and power, help me be strong.
I sometimes feel a failure- trying to teach my son.
So often I find that Andrew, he is the one
teaching me,- of life, and faith, and depth of love,
as if a lesson from above.
His intellect may be small,
but, oh, his heart says it all!
So now I pass this message on to you,
It's pretty plain what we can do.
Value every soul on earth;
as through G-d's eyes, give the worth.
Care for those who need a helping hand;
meet their needs-if you can.
The joy you'll find, in such giving
makes life much more worth the living.
And too, it will last when life is 'ore.
When we gather upon eternity's shore.
For G-d measures our worth-each one.
When life here on earth is done.
And he places the tape,-I've heard it said
"Around the heart, and not the head."
This article first appeared in issue #2 of Down Syndrome Amongst Us