I ran across a well written piece on the joy and beautifulness of Down syndrome. I stumbled upon it today, although it was written just one month (Sept. 2008) after Joseph was born. The article includes links to follow and read; be sure to have tissues handy. To knowingly choose one life over another, whether out of fear or ignorance is sad. I wish more people were given the opportunity to befriend or be befriended by an individual with Down syndrome. It only takes a moment to experience their beauty and treasure their friendship.