Something Good About Eleanor Holmes Norton

Curtsy to Amy Welborn for pointing out this article about Eleanor Holmes Norton and her relationship with her oldest daughter, who has Downs Syndrome.

Although she would later refer to Katherine's condition as "the most unexpected thing" that ever happened to her, she insisted she never cried about her little daughter.
"Why would I cry? I was absorbed in how beautiful this child was. Here was a baby who smiled incessantly. I was completely taken with her. . . .
"And I never for a moment said, 'Why me?' In fact, the exact opposite occurred to me, that as chances go around, it made some sense in the cosmic sense of how the world works, that it would be our turn to have this child."

Nice. There is always more to people than you might think.