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Bristol Palin on Trig and World Down Syndrome Day

Bristol Palin informs us that today is World Down Syndrome Day, and she posted this on her new blog:

Thank you for all the kind words this week, especially the ones about Trig. Did you know that today – March 21, 2012 – is actually World Down Syndrome Day? It’s a great day to take a moment and celebrate life. Children with Down Syndrome are beautiful, and I’m so proud of my baby brother. I wouldn’t want him any other way!

Bristol then went on to dare us to watch this without tears. I must say, it’s a very challenging dare she issued. The video to which she’s referring has numerous reminders of the messsage her mother, Governor Palin, has shared with us so many times about Trig and what he adds to their lives.

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  • AmazedOne1

    Just a gentle correction, but it’s "Down syndrome" not "Down Syndrome" or "Down’s syndrome."

  • Lennart Bilén

    The time goes all the way back to the surprise nomination of Sarah Palin for Vice President. Not knowing anything about her except that she had just successfully negotiated a contract for building a natural gas pipeline from Alaska to the lower 48 I watched with interest her debut on the national stage. And there she came, complete with a baby, prominently displayed front and center. Suddenly I saw before my eyes the quote from Isaiah 11:6 (NIV + Septuagint)
    The wolf will live with the lamb,
    the leopard will lie down with the goat,
    the calf and the lion will feed together;
    and a little child will lead them.
    I searched the internet for the importance of this baby. It was already buzzing with information. One of the first quotes I came across was that “she refused proper prenatal care”. This was when I found out this baby had Down Syndrome. Since we are talking health care reform, are we going to force everybody to submit to “proper prenatal care”? I do not know much about this except that three people I know had tested positive for having a baby with Down syndrome. All three chose to carry the baby to term, and gave birth to perfectly normal babies. One of the babies is now in middle school, one is in college, and one, my niece, just graduated from Med School.

    • WVBobcat75

      I have a friend who was pregnant when she was almost 40.  She was offered testing for the sole purpose of determining if she was carrying a baby with Down syndrome so that she could abort it.  She refused the testing because she said she did not care if her baby had Down syndrome and would not get an abortion anyway — pretty awesome gal!  Her perfectly healthy daughter is getting ready to graduate from high school.  Part of my fear in the government’s requirement that insurance pay for amniocentesis — and some may say this is outlandish, but I never thought there would be government inspectors for home-packed school lunches — is that at some point the government may say you must have the testing, and you must abort if the baby has a defect — cost/benefit analysis and all. 

  • MaMcGriz

    God bless you Adrienne…you and your precious, very special and wise heart.

    Thank you for this wonderful post.

    • Adrienne Ross

      Thank you. God bless you MaMcGriz. :)

      • MaMcGriz


  • Nancy6

    Amazing, Amazing video!
    Thank you, Bristol!

  • Pete Petretich

    Great stuff…

  • John B. Hefmier

    Thanks for your post, Adrienne.  It was beautiful.
    In referenece to the video, I love the sign about "normal is a cycle on a washing machine".

    • alien4palin


  • Guest

    Thanks for posting this very touching video Adrienne…………..

  • navak

    Beautiful.  I also recommend a film called "Praying With Lior".  It is the story of a boy with Down syndrome preparing for and going through his Bar Mitzvah.  It is so amazing.  We gave a copy to Palin when we met her in Hershey….hope she got it (her aides were taking all the things given to her) and hope she watched it.

  • John_Frank

    Adrienne, thank you for drawing Bristol Palin’s post and the related video to our attention.

  • c4pfan

    I’m glad that Bristol started her blog!

  • cjk09

    Absolutely beautiful.

  • blueniner

    Very touching, these are special people.

  • JLAdevelop

    Thank you for showing the joy of love.

  • CliffNZ

    Beautiful –  I had to rewind a couple of times due to blurred vision.

  • Jose R. Gonzalez

    This video surprised the cynic in me.  Not a fan of this particular Phil Collins song but the images had me shedding the biggest tear in the longest time.  It actually reminded me of what about Sarah Palin the woman originally won me over.  I was reading back in ’08 in some online article about how the Governor felt blessed by God for having given her the blessing of becoming the mother of a child with Down Syndrome.  Governor Palin spoke about how she expected a challenge and accepted it recognizing it as a providential gift.  When I read her words, something in my heart lit up.  It was then I knew Sarah Palin was the real deal.

    • WVBobcat75

      Was there a song?  I was so busy trying to read the messages and look at those beautiful faces that I didn’t even listen to the music!  That’s a powerful video.

  • aaron66krohn

    Y’know, it’s gettin’ hard to tell ‘em apart!!!

    Meanin’ these blogs or FB Notes from Bristol and Sarah Palin!!!

    They just keep gettin’ better and better!!


    Maybe they DON’T write their own stuff!!

    Maybe Bristol has been writing her Mom’s stuff all along!!

    And maybe Sarah has been writing Bri’s!!

    Could be it ain’t either of ‘em!!!

    Maybe Willow and Piper have been doin’ the honors!!!

    But y’know what??

    I betcha it’s been Little Trig that’s been inspirin’ them BOTH from the git go!!!

    Thanks so much, Bristol……

    or WHOMEVER…….

    for giving us this treasure!!

    (I speak of the above video……but the "treasure" could very well be Trig!!!)

    P.S.  Does everyone remember that beautiful promotional video Sarah (and Piper and Trig) did back in 2009 for the Special Olympics??

    Speaking of "special"……..

    I also recall John McCain’s comment when he came on stage at the end of Sarah’s Convention speech.

    The whole Palin family was onstage…….and McCain said……

    "What a SPECIAL family!!!"

    So true… true…..

    in EVERY sense of the word!!!

  • TexS2012

    Love never fails! Thanks for the video!

  • votermom

    Cried all thru that video. Beautiful.

  • wodiej

    Beautiful and very moving. I have found that the biggest challenges in life help us grow the most spiritually and thus turn out to be the biggest blessings. 

    • conservativemama

      I could not agree more.



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