'A Down's Syndrome baby will expand your world'

Sarah Palin imagined God talking to her in a deeply touching email she wrote two weeks before her fifth child, Trig, was born with Down's Syndrome, it was revealed today. The poignant message to family and friends, included in 25,000 pages of her private emails made public on Friday, may alter the way the former Governor of Alaska is viewed by the American public.
In April 2008, two weeks before Trig was born with Down's Syndrome, Mrs Palin sent the email to her friends and family from her official government account. In the touching message, Mrs Palin writes from the voice of God, as 'Trig's creator, your heavenly father'. She addresses the 'unreal, sad and confusing' news that her soon-to-be born child will have Down's Syndrome.
Writing as God, Mrs Palin wrote, 'I let Trig's mom have an exceptionally comfortable pregnancy so she could enjoy every minute of it...' She wrote, 'Trig's mom and dad' were told early by doctors that the child 'may provide more challenges and more joy than what they ever may have imagined or ever asked for.
'This new person in your life can help everyone put things in perspective... and get everyone focused on what really matters. The baby will expand your world and let you see and feel things you haven't experienced yet'.
Mrs Palin pointed out that Trig is a Norse name meaning both 'true' and 'brave victory', and wrote, 'He'll show you what true brave victory really means'. She also added, 'Trig is no different except that he has one extra chromosome. Doctors call it Down's Syndrome, and Down's kids have challenges but can bring you much delight and more love than you can ever imagine. Just wait and see, let me prove this'. She also wrote, 'Trig will be his dad's little buddy, and he'll wear Carhartts while he learns to tinker in the garage. He'll love to be read to, he'll want to play goalie and he'll steal his mom's heart just like Track, Bristol, Willow and Piper did.
'Trig's mom and dad don't want people to focus on the baby's extra chromosome... many people won't understand, and I understand that. Some will think Trig should not be allowed to be born, because they fear a Down's child won't be considered "perfect" in your world'.
Mrs Palin intones, 'What do you earthlings consider "perfect" or even "normal" anyway? Have you peeked down any grocery store isle [sic], or school hallway or into your office lunchroom lately? Have you noticed I make 'em all shapes and sizes? Believe me, there is no "perfect".
She also wrote in the email, 'Many people will express sympathy, but you don't want or need that, because Trig will be a joy. You will have to trust me on this'. Mrs Palin also wrote, as God, 'Please look to me as this new challenge... I won't give you anything you can't handle. I'm giving you ONLY THE BEST'.
Mrs Palin resigned from the office of governor in July 2009, but is best known as being John McCain's surprise running mate during the 2008 presidential election.