You turned my world upside down 19 months ago. Two and half years ago I was a drunk and an addict never believing in myself, no believing in anything or anyone. I went to rehab to make people happy and to leave me alone. In the back of my mind I never gave up the thirst for a drink or the drugs. I always expected I would return to the bottle and the pills. Several months after rehab I found you were coming. The next several months I found out that you would be born with Down Syndrome. For 9 months I went to every doctor's appointment there was listening to the mostly bad things that would come. I watched you fight for 9 months now 19 months later I still see how you fight every day. You are my strength. 2 and half years later I am still sober and finishing what I started. You are the strongest thing I have ever met. I see the light in your eyes and it brightens an entire room. One day you will become some of high importance in this turmoil we call a world. Just being yourself at a tender age of 19 months you changed a man in despair into someone that actually can now see the light. I love you Milla. You are a fighter if more people were like you the world would be a better place. You do not let your diagnosis hinder you you keep pushing forward. I hope to be as strong as you one day. Your mommy and daddy are so proud of you. And I owe you my life.
By Brian A Mooney