"Verily, verily, I say unto thee, when thou wast young, thou girdest thyself, and walkedst whither thou wouldest: but when thou shalt be old, thou shalt stretch forth thy hands, and another shall gird thee, and carry thee whither thou wouldest not."
The Lord has plans for us. He wants to lead us. If we don't gird ourselves up and follow Him, he will do the job for us, as we saw in Jonah's case. Many times the Lord's perfect will leads us to a place we never would have chosen ourselves. But, when we are willing participants we will find many blessings there.
I never would have chosen Down Syndrome. But we believe it is God's will. And because we let Him gird us and carry us,"...whither thou wouldest not..." we got to experience the incredible blessing of watching Henry try to sit up on his own today. Life is good when you let the Lord lead it.