In this generation, no one would have batted an eye if Trig had never been born. His mother is very busy (governor of Alaska), she already has four children, and he's part of a segment of society especially sought out for destruction. Despite all of this,the family finds him a rare gift:
Testing during early pregnancy revealed the baby had Down’s Syndrome. Governor [Sarah] Palin said she was sad at first, but her family now feels blessed that God chose them.
The family released a statement which said, “Trig is beautiful and already adored by us. We knew through early testing he would face special challenges, and we feel privileged that God would entrust us with this gift and allow us unspeakable joy as he entered our lives. We have faith that every baby is created for good purpose and has potential to make this world a better place. We are truly blessed.”
She carried this child (and the forboding news) beneath her heart for months, and somehow found peace enough to carry on with strenuous work, a growing family, and a daunting challenge on the horizon. I pray that many see that children with Down's Syndrome come with their own graces, as so many other families have discovered. That many may live because of her brave witness.