10/25/2012 03:41 pm ET

My Child With Down Syndrome Is Not A Gift From God

A couple months ago, I was playing at the beach with my three small children -- Johanna (Jo Jo), aged 4, Teddy, aged 3, and Geoffrey, then 15 months -- when a 40-something woman came up to me.

“Your daughter is absolutely gorgeous,” she said beaming. “I’ve been watching her for a while.”

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