AuthorsDen.com   Join (Free!) | Login  

     Popular! Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry
   Services MarketPlace (Free to post!)
Where Authors and Readers come together!

SIGNED BOOKS    AUTHORS    eBOOKS new!     BOOKS    STORIES    ARTICLES    POETRY    BLOGS    NEWS    EVENTS    VIDEOS    GOLD    SUCCESS    TESTIMONIALS

Featured Authors:  Douglas Skopp, iClaire Power Murphy, HonDL, iRobert Mills, iWilliam Guy, iRichard French, iRegina Pounds, iDave Brooks, i

  Home > Family > Stories
Popular: Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry     

Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado

· Become a Fan
· Contact me
· Sponsor Me!
· Success story
· Books
· Articles
· Poetry
· News
· Stories
· Blog
· 7,838 Titles
· 41,508 Reviews
· Save to My Library
· Share with Friends!
·
Member Since: Before 2003

Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado, click here to update your pages on AuthorsDen.




Featured Book
The Fur-Trade Fleet
by Anthony Dalton

Shipwreck tales from the huge fleet of the Hudson's Bay Company...  
BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members


Featured Book
Mauled Maimed Mangled Mutilated Mythology
by Jay Dubya

Mauled Maimed Mangled Mutilated Mythology is a collection of 21 famous myths that have been given adult spins and presentations...  
BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members





Share    Print  Save   Become a Fan


Laura.
By Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Thursday, October 11, 2012

Rated "G" by the Author.

Share this with your friends on FaceBook

A woman with Down syndrome's story, as told by her little sister.

I have an older sister, Laura Dianne, but she isn't like most women, no, not really.  At the age of 30, she has the mind of a five year old child.  She is just now learning how to read and write. Laura is also going through the task of toilet training.

Laura was born with something called Down syndrome.  Because of one measly extra chromosome, it left her mentally disabled.

She also has heart problems; she has silvery scars running up and down her chest from multiple surgeries.  One has to be careful not to get her upset or she can get very sick and wind up back in the hospital.

Laura has to wear oxygen at night because she has asthma and her breathing is worse at night. 

It isn't easy having a sister like Laura, but I have learned to love her and try to help her as best as I can.  She has taught me patience, tolerance, and most of all, acceptance of those who happen to be "different."

I am Laura's keeper: I look out for her and take care of her.  I don't mind; she has such a sweet, loving personality and is quick to smile or laugh.  She is one of the happiest people I have ever known; not many things seem to ruffle her feathers.

When I'm feeling bad, Laura is always ready with a hug or smile.  I think her goal is to make me laugh and forget my troubles. 

It usually works.

Well, Laura is stirring.  I hear her squealing and grunting.  That must mean she is rising to start the day.  I have to get her breakfast and get her morning medications ready.  I will then entertain her until Mom gets off from work.  (Mom works at Jack in the Box and gets off at 2:00 p.m.)

Take care and God bless; I hope you enjoyed reading about my big sister!


Want to review or comment on this short story?
Click here to login!


Need a FREE Reader Membership?
Click here for your Membership!


Reviewed by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen 10/28/2012
Another great story Karen, keep these coming
In Christs Love
Michelle!
Reviewed by Paul Berube 10/11/2012
There are reasons for everything that happens. You've covered many of them very well in this tale. Well done.
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 10/11/2012
Precious story, Karen, well done.

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.


Books by
Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado



with a little help







Alec [Alexander Trilogy Book One] by Stan Law (aka Stanislaw Kapuscinski)

This is a story about a family of three wherein all members fulfill their dreams in different,sometimes amazing, ways...  
Featured BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members


Gifts by Helen Vandepeer

A christmas story for children of all ages that can be enjoyed anytime of the year.Easy large print..  
Featured BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members

Authors alphabetically: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Featured Authors | New to AuthorsDen? | Add AuthorsDen to your Site
Share AD with your friends | Need Help? | About us


Problem with this page?   Report it to AuthorsDen
AuthorsDen, Inc. All rights reserved.