Our precious Joanna, was a wonderful gift whom God granted us. She was our eighth child and truly special. Our beloved daughter had Down syndrome and through this, she showed us what true love is, unconditional, sacrificial, and committed. God granted a meaningful life, filled with purpose, in a child so small. I believe our Joanna made a difference, not only in my life, but in the life of so many others. Allow Joanna’s life to inspire you and give you hope when there seems to be none. Our baby’s life was not always easy. She overcame a serious open-heart surgery and throughout her recovery remained joyful. She brought significant delight to our lives, and we are forever grateful to have had this honor. Our hearts were shattered when we had to give Joanna back to our Lord, He who rewarded our life with hers. Through the most devastating time of our lives, we grasped tighter onto our Comforter; He gave peace to surpass all understanding. He is the most compassionate God. I invite you to read about the intimate life I had with my beautiful, Joanna. I gift you the happiness and hope I experienced, so you too can feel the blessing of our loving Father.