I am much like anyone else! I was 43 when I gave birth to my little girl. Never before could I have children, so I was shocked and excited all in one. I remember the doctors telling me that there was a good chance that she would have Down syndrome, at first I was upset and then it just didn't matter, I felt that God for some reason decided it was my turn to be a mother! The day she was born, I remember the doctor telling me she had Down syndrome, and it just didn't matter. She will be one year old on Nov 17, 2010, and these past months have been nothing but joy. She is always happy and smiling, loves life more than anyone I've ever met, she is such a bundle of joy. I know now that God decided to give me this special little girl to fill my life with love and to show me I can be a better person. She was given the name Uriel which comes from the Bible meaning Light of God! And now she is my light. I know we have some battles to get through, but we will get there. She is a very smart little girl and always has a smile for everyone! There are so many people in this world that could learn from her. I wouldn't have her any other way! Mommy loves you Uriel!