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48 comments:

  1. A teacher who fell into teaching, much in the same way you did. Now also a bit disenchanted with the one-size-fits-all (which it doesn't) approach. Check out Montessori…a great start for kindergarten and elementary school.

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  2. Read the whole Ugly thing on Viral Nova...
    Just felt like saying, your son is beautiful. He didn't look to me like he had any disability, which is mostly what prompted me to read the article.
    Stay classy ;)

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    1. I just did too - what a beautiful son you have - I especially love the cake photo! Your son is blessed to have such a loving mother!!!

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  3. Great troll retort. Your lad is adorable...truly adorable and so lucky to have great parents.
    Best wishes, Jason

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  4. such a beautiful family. GOD Bless you and your family. keep being the "TREE" in this world of hate. the world may rain on you, but that's what makes us grow. And when the "windbags in life shake your branches, lets hope a bird of paradise drops a gift on them. (ha,ha)
    peace and GOD Bless
    michael

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  5. such a beautiful family. GOD Bless you and your family. keep being the "TREE" in this world of hate. the world may rain on you, but that's what makes us grow. And when the "windbags in life shake your branches, lets hope a bird of paradise drops a gift on them. (ha,ha)
    peace and GOD Bless
    michael

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  6. thinking of you and your family ,people can be so cruel , xx

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  7. Your response was awesome to the troll! I think your son is so adorable and GREAT job as a mom! I am proud of you and I don't know you! Keep it up!!

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  8. Dear Mommy, your son is so beautiful!
    Wilma

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  9. I know this has been said about your son before, and I'm sorry to have to say it again and sound like a broken record...but he is absolutly BEAUTIFUL! With those big blue eyes...holy cow. I read the FB post about the troll letter and just cant believe how someone could call him ugly, other than the fact they are ugly themselves. Keep your chin up, momma. :)

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  10. Your son is beautiful and he makes me smile! I read about the troll making a nasty comment about him and wanted to say, s/he's just that - a troll. I know that must have been hurtful, but I also know that you know s/he was wrong. Your son is gorgeous. I hope that the positive comments you receive will drown out the voice of one sad, miserable, pathetic fool.

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  11. I felt compelled to reply....your story brought tears to my eyes, but then I saw the picture of your son Quinn and it brought a smile to my heart! I love his amber necklace! He is adorable and aren't we all so lucky to have one another?!? You have most certainly chosen to take the high road and for that I applaud you, would bring you flowers if I knew you...

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  12. Your kids are so cute... greetings from germany :-) this post is anonymous, because I don't know what to choose...

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  13. Oi megan ler sobre sua historia e me comoveu muito sobre sua luta e sabe que tem pessoas que ainda tem preconceito me doe muito mais o seu filho Quinn e sem duvida uma criança linda e maravilhosa e seu sorriso e tão lindo que me deu
    vontade de chora de tão maravilhoso que ele e ja estou apaixonada e vou sempre acompanha-los agora por ele desejo muita felicidade um enorme beijo no Quinn. bjos

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  14. To see this reaction from you is really amazing! I saw the Story above Facebook! Then i read the article and had to keep up this commentary here. I work with mentally ill humans since 2 years and i am actually 18 and love this work. I guess they are the only ones who dont loose the gratitude. In this world we arent rlly gratitude , for example, if we got a huge present like a new car to the birthday. But i see it more and more that mentally ill humans are thankfull if you just talk with them and spend youre time. Thats what you reflect from all of that. Maybe it´s hard to parenting , but on the flipside its much more amazing to see advances. I hope you will keep holding youre good will and youre straightness at all. God bless you and youre family.

    Greetz from a German Student

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  15. He is so sweet ...You can be so lucky becauce you have a Little wonder in your life...I work in a kindergarten many years ( 15 years ) But i know never before how deep can love be ...and than come Nico with 1year and 9 months in my life and that was more than all the Money of the world .....because he can touch my heart only with a smile . And when i feel sad he Comes to me and hug me and the world is all right. He is so wonderful too...he is my life.

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  16. Hallo

    nartürlich ist dein Sohn nicht hübsch,wie auch er hat Trisomie 21 .Eltern sehen ihr Kind mit anderen Augen aber das ist ja auch gut so.
    Erkenne,dein Kind hat einen Gendefekt und wird nie so sein wie ein gesundes Kind.

    gruss

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    1. Welch zinnbefreiter Kommentar. Ihr Sohn ist wunderschön. Er strahlt solch eine Lebensfreude aus und ist zuckersüß. Ob Down-Syndrom oder nicht. Ich bin nicht seine Mutter und ich finde ihn hübsch. Und ich kann mir nur ansatzweise vorstellen wie schön er von "INNEN" ist! Sicherlich hat er genau so ein großes Herz wie seine Mutter...
      Dein Kommentar mag sachlich gehalten sein, ich finde ihn dennoch mehr als unangebracht und er entspricht auch nicht der Wahrheit. Nur weil für dich, alles, was nicht "normal" ist, direkt hässlich ist bzw. nicht hübsch, heißt das noch lange nicht, dass ihr Sohn hässlich ist.

      Gruß zurück.

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    2. Wow besser hätte ich es nicht ausdrücken können.

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  17. You're amazing, and so is your son. I saw an article about this. Your son's smile shows there is still beauty in the world, unlike the evil people that make rude comments. I think your son is beautiful. (:

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  18. Hi Megan, what a lovely family you have, I love your writing and blog, and all your inspiring stories. I'm a mother of a young baby too and it is nice to hear from other mothers.

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  19. Your son is adorable! My little brother has the Down Syndrom too. Even he is 20, he's still the coolest and cutest boy in the world.
    Lovely greetings from Germany

    Jasmin

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  20. Lots of respect for you! Wish you guys the best.
    -Nat

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  21. I seen your story on facebook people are cruel in this world your son is beautiful may god bless you and your family

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  22. I just wanted to show my support for you...I worked for many years with adults with developmental disabilities, including Downs. I am a week away from my Masters in special ed. You have a wonderful and loving family and if not for that troll, I never would have stumbled upon your blog. I believe things happen for a reason, even terrible comments from a sad pathetic person.

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  23. I, also think your son is adorable, I think anyone who would say otherwise isn't worth writing about or thinking about, he is nothing and your son...is everything. your a great mom. Gigi

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  24. I think the whole family is adorable may you be blessed in all you do

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  25. What a wonderful and courageous woman you are! You have given me hope that some of the wrongs of life can be righted... but only if we speak up. I'm so glad you responded to the troll and that your response was noticed by so many.
    Your story has lifted my spirits. May bless you and your wonderful family.

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  26. Love you and Quinn, Rock on Sister with your bad self, and thanks for standing up to that hateful troll.
    Give Quinn a huge hug and kiss for me...................he is so darn cute!!!!!!!!!!! ----Happy you all are in this world, you make it a better place.
    --Judy

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  27. Your family is beautiful and your positive outlook on life is admirable!! There should be more people in the world like you!

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  28. Your family is absolutely beautiful!! Your spirit and positive outlook are admirable. Keep up your inspirational blogging as more people should be like you!

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  29. Your child is absolutely beautiful. I fell in love with his smile when I saw the photo of him sitting on the lawn. I can only imagine how strong your family has to be and it makes me so happy to see that your sons were blessed with such a wonderful woman they call mom. LOVE the blog, LOVE the pic, LOVE the positivity that all four of you emit!
    You made my day!

    - Julie

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  30. I'm proud to say that my little boy happens to be Down Syndrome. It takes a strong person to parent such beautiful special children. The weak troll who made the nasty comment will never know what' it's like to hold a downs child and feel such love they have for humanity. I feel sorry for people who reject special needs in any form. I feel they have rejected God. And yes I was angry for someone to comment about something they obviously know nothing about. But please know In have your back! You may never know me but we know our children and what they have brought into our lives. It's something much greater than can be explained! Your baby is beautiful! God bless you and yours

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  31. I'm sorry to see there are unfeeling animals in this world. I have a grandson who also has special needs but I still love him all the same no matter what other people say or think. From the pictures I see of your son he is a very beautiful young man. As long as he has a loving family and friends that's all that matters . :)

    Ed

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  32. What a beautiful, peaceful world we would have if all children were to be Downs Syndrome. Have you ever seen such happy, beautiful children. You will never see 'Hate' in the heart of any one of them. Best wishes to all parents of these fantastic youngsters.

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  33. Just read your story on a UK news site and the picture of your little boy brought a smile to my face, he looks so happy. There are many people in this world who just love to hate and you can take comfort in the fact that your son's mum is not one of them.

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  34. Sorry,I dont write english, I'm italiana, mi dispiace moltissimo per quello ke ti hanno scritto, hai UN BIMBO STUPENDO, ti sono vicino. con tanto affetto Laura. Italia

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  35. Your family pictures are all fantastic, but I have to say that I fell in love with Quinn when I viewed some of the little movies you posted. He is such a happy looking baby. Keep up the good work. Whoever the idiot was that posted his one-word asinine comment is just that: asinine. My daughter has a daughter with a disability, autistic, and she has received some posts from ignoramuses; but I love my granddaughter to pieces. As for Quinn: beautiful boy!

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  36. My first thought upon seeing the photo was what a happy little kid! Best wishes to you and your son.

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  37. Hi there... I just read about your little boy. He is beautiful and adorable. As someone who recently found out that I cannot have children of my own, your letter touched me deeply. Your baby is a gift that I can now only dream of. You are a wonderful mother. Your son is a lucky one. I still hope to adopt someday and hope to be half the mom you are. xoxo

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  38. Hello dear mom
    Reading this story and all the comments makes me happy. That there are still many blessed and good people in this world.
    Than there are selfish and foolish people who in there twisted mind are able to write such a terrible thing.
    You have a beautiful son and his smile can only make the day a good one.
    Best regards to you and your family from Denmark

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  39. cara Mamma,
    sei speciale e Quinn è speciale.
    La tua storia è giunta anche in Italia e ti faccio tutti i miei migliori auguri affinché la tua battaglia di civiltà vinca sulla cattiveria e l'ignoranza di chi non conosce l'amore di una madre.
    Vi auguro tanta gioia e amore per le vostre vite.
    ilaria

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  40. Dear mom.
    I will just say, I think you have a lovely son, he's so cute.
    Best regards to you and your Family,
    From a mom in Denmark

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  41. Dear Megan,

    I just wanted to say how truly touched I am reading your response to that negative comment. There should be more people like you in the world. You have a beautiful way with words which is very inspiring. I would like to wish you and your beautiful family a wonderful future.

    Take care,

    Catherine (London) insta: catmnz

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  42. Megan,
    I had a cousin who had Down Syndrome. Richard lived to a ripe old age mostly by himself and did awesome things in his own way. I belive the two words "ugly" and "retard" should be removed from our vocabulary. They do not belong there. When someone looks at nature they do not use either of those words. You son is special and beautiful. Perhaps with your attitude and this blog some folks may take on a different attitude. I hope that the troll that called your son such an awefull name really takes the time to read a book or compliment someone. If he does he might find out how good it makes him feel. You also are a special person and mom and perhaps your compassion will be transmitted to all the kids in your class making this a better world, one step at a time. Your views on religion are not alone. I believe that there are many roads to heaven, what ever that is to you. The bible is only a guide to that end. There is nothing I have ever read that says we have to subscribe to a specific religion to get there, we just have to be christian and treat others as we wish to be treated. Dont' keep the faith SPREAD IT as you seem to be doing. End, little Quinn is beautiful and special

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  43. I see that I am not the only one who read the story about "ugly". The story have traveled all around the world it seems. I will refrain from a long post where I basicly just copy what alot of other parents have said, and leave you with this, as a fellow parent I can sympathise with you, no one want's to see their child ridiculed or hurt. I wish you and your family the best of luck and happiness in the futre. Regards a Danish father.

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  44. Hi sweet and enchanting Megan! Yoy are great. Your femaly are very strong and beatifull! I just read the news about trolls which are trolling you and do not have any mercy and warm feelings inside. You are the best parents and god bless you!!! I have the son too, and I understandig how it is diffuclt phisical and emotionaly to hanndle all this. I am very happy that your are goes on the amendment!!! I will prey for you and I fish that you and all your family members will have a lot of good and brightes moments in the future! You are best!!!

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