My husband and I wanted to have a baby. Even way before our baby was conceived, my husband said to me if I ever have a girl I’m going to name her Destiny, not knowing that our daughter name had a meaning behind it. We found out that I we was expecting. We were so excited for the new addition to our family. This was going to be my 5th child and his first.

At 17 weeks we found out that our daughter had Down Syndrome. I remember the day my doctor broke the news to us, I cried, I was in disbelief, I couldn’t believe that my baby had Down syndrome. I was lost for words, I couldn’t even think straight. The doctor insisted to abort the baby since I still had time to terminate my pregnancy and we thought about it. I started to think how we were going to do it, I have 4 kids and to find out that I would be having a baby with disabilities, that would be a lot for us to handle. I started doing my research about Down syndrome since I had no idea what it was and I got really scared of all the things I was reading of what to expect with a child that has DS. I was even convinced that it was going to be very hard if I decided to keep my baby I started to cry again I was so devastated. My husband said to me we are going to keep the baby, we will figure it out & we will make it work and so we started to pray for Destiny’s health. Throughout my pregnancy God gave me peace and reassurance that Destiny was going to be ok. Little by little I started to get past the bad news and all the disappointment. I started to prepare myself, mentally & emotionally for my little girl’s arrival. On 12/12/18 Destiny was born at 32 weeks. It was very unexpected.

When I first laid eyes at her both my husband and I cried. We immediately fell in love with our baby that we were long praying for and she was so beautiful.

By the grace of God Destiny is a healthy baby girl with Down syndrome and I wouldn’t change her for the world. She has taught us to love unconditionally, Destiny being diagnosed with Down syndrome has impacted us tremendously and has made us see life in a different way. Our Destiny is here with a purpose & a Destiny. We believe she will make a difference, make an impact in someone’s life. God trusted us to take care of her, guide her, but most of all to love her with all our heart. Just know there is light at the end of the tunnel & that this journey will be hard, but it’s so rewarding when you see their beautiful face. ❤️

I’m a proud mother of a beautiful girl that has Down Syndrome, for this baby we have prayed for.

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