When my daughter Lorren was about 2 years old we were sitting at a local store eating lunch when a man approached us. Because Lorren was always smiling at people and they always responded I assumed he was approaching to comment about how sweet she was (no I am not just a proud parent, that was and still is a very common response to Lorren). Instead his first words were "there is tremendous power in prayer." "Yes" I said, "I happen to be Christian and believe very strongly in prayer and my faith, thank you," thinking now he will go away, his conversion is unnecessary. Well he didn't stop, he said something to the effect of no, she could be healed through prayer. Stunned, I looked at him and responded that I happen to believe God made her exactly the way he wanted her to be, that we consider her extra chromosome to be a love chromosome because she gives it unconditionally and Down syndrome isn't an illness, it is part of how she was created. Anyhow, this went on for a brief period before he finally left saying consider it. Obviously I was furious and as Lorren and I proceeded through the store I was fuming and muttering under my breath. All of a sudden Lorren reached her little arms up, wrapped them around my neck, looked me in the eyes and said "I love you Mommy" for the first time, clear as day. My heart melted, and I started to cry. My beautiful, wonderful little girl felt my pain and just knew what to do. Thus proving my point'that extra chromosome truly is the "Love" chromosome. Lorren is 9 now, and that ability to know exactly when to reach out to another person is still what makes her hugs so very special. There is no such thing as a bad day when she is around. She make you laugh or just give a huge hug and say "I love you," and everything is all of a sudden better. Yes, there is tremendous power in prayer, I believe God answered my prayers and gave me a very special gift.