Ron Devito: Happy Seventh Birthday Trig Paxson Van Palin
This day eight 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 multiple cups of rocket fuel in us, Trig “welcomes each day with thunderous applause and laughter.” He applauds the day.
Palins, Heaths Standing Up and Doing the Right Thing
Gov. Palin has written and spoken often about the challenges and the joys associated with raising a child who has special needs, like 2013 at the Shareholders in Life Banquet. Two years ago, the Palins welcomed Jill Hadassah, a black lab from the Puppy Jake Foundation to be Trig’s service dog.
Trig is living, breathing testimony to parents who stood up and did the right thing, even though it was not “convenient.” An estimated 90% of babies diagnosed with Down Syndrome are aborted, though that statistic is debatable. Trig is 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.
The Truest Measure of any Society…
At 0:36, Gov. Palin said, “I believe the truest measure of any society is how it treats those who are least able to defend and to speak for themselves, and who is more vulnerable or more innocent than a child?” At the three-minute mark, she did not take umbrage at her speech being interrupted by a crying baby. Quite the contrary, she said, “I love that sound. Please let that baby keep on cryin’. We love that sound. Not cryin’, just giggling.”
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. It speaks volumes.
True Victory – of Good over Evil
“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 eighth birthday and may you continue to welcome each day with thunderous applause and laughter and dreams….
Lynda Armstrong: Happy Eighth Birthday Trig Paxson Van Palin
Missy Stewart: Happy Eighth Birthday Trig Paxson Van Palin
Happy Birthday. Trig! You were sent straight from heaven to earth to bring everyone you meet joy and happiness. Wishing you a very happy birthday!
Trig Through the Years…
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