When our son with Down Syndrome was born 31 years ago, we thought we had been cursed. I remember asking the Theotokos what we had done to have this “tragedy” befall us. We were so very, very wrong. He has been for us, his older brother, our greater family and our parish community, the greatest blessing imaginable; no it’s magnitude is unimaginable! We all know why he was born with Down Syndrome; it was to make the love of God manifest in the world!