A friend of ours has a brother with Ds. He has been such a blessing to us since Eon's birth. Today, he said, "Your children will never lack for love with Eon around." I just thought that was so encouraging! He has only postitive things to say about growing up with his special needs brother.
Last week, I was explaining to Ellie (9yo) some of the challenges Eon will likely face. I mentioned that, while we hope he will become independant as an adult, he may need to live with one of us. To which she instantly replied, "I want him!" I told her we didn't have to decide today. LOL!