This is a journey of our family and our very special gift from God. Matthew has Down Syndrome.
(The following is taken from the back cover of the book Matthew - A Gift of God )
"It is time to send another 'special gift' to earth, God said. "We must send him to a family who will give him lots of love and teach him the truths in My Word. This place where we are sending him has excellent schools and he will be given every opportunity to learn and succeed. I will bless him and make him a blessing.
Matthew, A Gift of God is a story of how God keeps his promises and fulfills His Word.
Matthew's life has touched so many people, in so many ways. His great sense of humor and child-like faith has impacted the lives of people in school, in church, and now in his place of employment. But he in turn, has also been blessed. There are so many who have affected his life with love, prayer, and support. Various programs available to so many handicapped children such as the Special Olympics and vocational schools have helped to develop Matthews' confidence and independence.
Janet Norr's experience as a stay-at-home mom raising a handicapped child, opened the door for her to work in a pre-school "special needs" program for 15 years. She found it to be very challenging but also very rewarding. She was compelled to write and share Matthew's story with the hope it would be an encouragement to parents of handicapped children.
Janet resides in a small town in Northern Minnesota. She is the wife of a wonderful husband and the mother of four exceptional sons. Her life is complete, trusting our Father God in every situation.