She might never drive. (So what? We live in an urban area with public transit.)
She'll never be a doctor. (Um, neither will I.)
About that last one.
Ellie was on the local Down syndrome calendar as an infant and is on the cover of a book about speech and language for kids with Down syndrome.
And now, she's modeling for The Crazy Kukla Boutique. I don't really care if Ellie is a model. But I care that a "never" was replaced by a "why not?"
Ellie's value isn't in modeling or looking cute or driving or talking or being a doctor. Ellie's value is in being a human. Ellie's value is in loving people and being loved. But sometimes, it's really nice to remember the "nevers" and realize those were a list of my fears, not a list of real restrictions.