RAN sepiaWith only the best of intentions, people will say, “Rachel is always so happy.”

True.  Except when she’s not.

People with DS have a full range of emotions and emotional responses.  Anger.  Frustration. Sadness. Sympathy. Excitement. Fear.  Intimidation. Love.  Affection.  Sorrow. Disgust. Gratitude. Pleasure. Pride. Boredom. You get the point.

Happiness and joy radiate from this sweet girl.  It truly is in her DNA, with an extra helping in that 21st chromosome.  But, she is capable of so much more.