A Heart-Felt Tribute of a Daughter to Her Dad Born With Down Syndrome on His 50th Birthday

Relationships between parents and their children sometimes become complicated. This may be brought about by children’s ungratefulness or family squabbles. Nonetheless, it is a blessing to have understanding parents who love us unconditionally.

Richie Ann Castillo is one such child. Her father has down syndrome. This made life challenging for her in her formative years. She was continuously berated and bullied by her peers because of how different her father was. This made her distance herself from her father.

But during his 50th birthday, she had a lot to say to turn this around. In a long post, she wrote to her father, she announced to everyone how proud she was of her father. She even asked for his forgiveness for all her shortcomings since childhood.

She pointed out that she had received so much love from her father. She is torn apart by the painful medical procedures she describes her father has to go through. She would wish to bear the pain in his place.

He often has to go for dialysis. His resilience and love for the Lord have made the daughter love the Lord too. She confesses that his bad days are bad days for the people who love him. The post received many positive responses.

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