This day four years ago at 0630 / 6:30 AM AKDT, Trig Paxson Van Palin was born. “Trig is a perfect child born in an imperfect world,” as his mother Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin has written and said many times. While many of us wake up groggy, sometimes cursing and staggering around until we get our morning cup of rocket fuel in us, Trig “welcomes each day with thunderous applause and laughter.“
Gov. Palin has written and spoken often about the challenges and the joys associated with raising a child who has special needs. Trig is living, breathing testimony to parents who stood up and did the right thing, even though it was not “convenient.” Fully 90% of babies diagnosed with Down Syndrome are aborted. Trig is also living, breathing testimony to good and evil. Each of his birthday pictures has brought on attacks and invective of the most unbelievable cruelty and displays of pure evil from deranged adults. But, they’ve also brought out people who stood up and did the right thing.
In essence, innocent Trig embodies the battle between good and evil. How you react to him – and Gov. Palin as his mother – tells the whole world who and what you are as a person.
“Trig” is a Norse name and it means “true victory.” True victory of good over evil.
The staff of US for Palin wishes you – Trig – a wonderful and joy-filled fourth birthday and may you continue to welcome each day with thunderous applause and laughter.
April 18, 2011 – Third Birthday
April 18, 2010 – Second Birthday
August 29, 2008 – Gov. Palin’s final moments of relative obscurity…Trig watched as his mother made history…