Kurt Kondrich
Faith lessons from Santa
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By Kurt Kondrich
December 16, 2014

Recently my beautiful 11 year old daughter Chloe Emmanuel who has Down syndrome met with Santa Claus when he drove through our neighborhood on a fire truck. Chloe was very excited to see her friend from the North Pole, and she made sure Santa knew she wanted books about the movie "Frozen" this Christmas. Chloe has led our family on an incredible journey since her birth in 2003, and the seeds she has planted really shined in 2014.

I learned after Chloe's birth that 90%+ of children diagnosed prenatally with Down syndrome are targeted and terminated because they are seen as "defective" and a "burden" to families. During her 11 years on this earth Chloe has brought nothing but joy, happiness, and light to a world that has embraced death, depravity and darkness, and our culture desperately needs more people like her. Chloe has no evil or malice in her heart, and she will never intentionally hurt or offend anyone. As a former Police Officer I made it my LIFE mission to defend and protect these children and ensure that people focus on their ABILITIES and amazing beauty. This loud advocacy led to the signing of the PA Down Syndrome Prenatal Education Act (Chloe's Law) in 2014, and now families expecting a child like Chloe will receive positive, factual and supportive information – PRICELESS! Even Santa knows that we should "Embrace and not erase" children with Down syndrome!

Because of her innocence, purity, and unconditional love Chloe will always believe in Santa, and during this season of Miracles we all could use that type of faith! Chloe's middle name is Emmanuel which means "God is with us," and as we celebrate on Christmas that "The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us" I can honestly testify that Chloe has given me and countless others a glimpse of Heaven that Jesus has prepared for all who accept Him. Make it your top priority in 2015 to accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, and only He will give you the eternal security and peace you long for.

Matthew 18:3 "Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven."



© Kurt Kondrich

 

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