Browse all articles By Kat Abianac / July 15, 2014 ‘”You will recognize your own path when you come upon it, because you will suddenly have all the energy and imagination you will ever need.'” This quote resonated with me when I first heard it. In those quiet early days I sat at home, caring for a quiet, dependent infant on home oxygen, with all the best intentions and all of the tools but none of the skills. In those early days, someone asked me how I was holding up. I thought about it for a while and wanted to be honest with my response. May 8, 2013 [11:21:48 AM] Kat Abianac: I’m pretty sure he’s the best thing that’s ever happened to me. I’ve never had such a sense of purpose and dedication, outside my career. I totally get now, how all these special needs mums say ‘i am so grateful i got him instead of the regular child I expected’. It’s a bit more work, but it’s like you get handed a massive big project in the job of your dreams and you get told, ‘ok, this is YOUR baby now. Make it work and make it good.’ That’s how rewarding it is. Over a year later.. I can let you know, I summed it up pretty well back when he was 4 months old. Down syndrome isn’t a big deal.. when it’s your whole world.