is one of the rationales offered by a couple regarding the decision to abort their Down Syndrome baby. I know I will never fully understand the issues of loss and grief biological parents of children with disabilities face. But this I know: love is never wasted. I will probably never walk her down the aisle at her wedding. She won't be going to Cornell, Stanford, or any other university. But her mother has made sure that she enjoys every day as much as possible. She has brothers who love her unconditionally. She has aunts who fill her life with wonderful experiences. She has an imperfect, flawed father who loves her more than he thought possible.
Not a waste, not a waste at all.