I have a child with Down syndome!!! There was a day about 2 ½ years ago that this comment made me sick to my stomach. We had just found out that the baby I was carrying definitely had Down syndrome. All of us who have a child with Ds remember those “dark days” very well. Whether it be before the child was born or after. But now, that comment, “I have a child with Down syndrome” is said with pride. And I know that each of us all would agree on that as well. There is something so special about these children of ours that now we truly wish that everyone could be able to experience having a child with Ds. We don’t feel like we were punished by God….we feel we were blessed!!! I know that people who don’t walk in our shoes probably think we just say that to make ourselves feel better……but we know better. Sometimes it does feel like an exclusive club “That we never knew we wanted to be a part of, until we were”. Yes, there are and will always be some challenges along the way….but our little ones are more than worth it. A quote I heard a few months ago that I feels applies to so many aspects in life, but especially this part is “Life isn’t the way it is suppose to be. It’s the way it is. It’s how you cope with it that makes all the difference”.