Three years ago I was given the sweetest gift I could have ever imagined. In my mind, there was a reason why I was given a daughter with designer genes, however, unsure if I'd ever come to know what that reason was. Worried throughout my pregnancy of the many possible complications each doctor would roll off the tongue at the constant appointments. More often than not, being told, "I'm sorry" instead of congratulations. Forgetting that I was carrying a daughter as it felt more like I was carrying a diagnosis. The first time I saw my daughter, I took in the Down Syndrome features clearly written all over her face...the features that I came to fear would cause people to treat her differently, like less of a person...and realized In that very moment that they only made her MORE beautiful. I was absolutely blessed with THE most beautiful girl, inside and out. She is so loving, silly, sweet and affectionate. She will cuddle for hours and loves to dance. She is pure love and joy. I have come to know the reason I was blessed with a daughter with designer genes....because I needed her exactly like she is...perfect with her extra chromosome, and she sure as shit rocks it! Happy 3rd birthday to my perfect girl!