I knew what Down syndrome was and I knew children who had Down syndrome yet I never believed that on March 1, 2009 I would enter the world of Down syndrome so personally. Our son, Keagen, was born with Down syndrome. The pediatrician who examined him saw the signs right away but we did not. To say that you go through shock feels like an understatement. We wanted so many things for our child and yet all we heard was what possible challenges you will face with a child with Down Syndrome. The "what if's" appear to dominate your child's care. My husband and I quickly learned that Keagen is much more like our other children then different. We learned that the "what if's" only control you if you let them. Keagen loves to snuggle, learn new things and play. He has not been anymore sick then our other children nor has he made life more difficult. He has made our lives much richer. He has taught his older brother and sister how to play with him, read to him and dress him. He has taught everyone around him how to smile everyday and clap over almost everything. He has taught us that signing really does work and that regardless of all of the extra therapies, he will learn when he is ready. He has taught us that Down syndrome does not define anything other than his chromosomal make-up. Because of our angel baby we have met wonderful families who similarly have been blessed. We have met families that support you unconditionally, who are willing to share their experiences and knowledge and who love their angel babies as much as we love ours.