Mom who gave birth to Down syndrome son celebrates his 19th birthday

Mom who gave birth to Down syndrome son celebrates his 19th birthday

- American singer, songwriter and actress, Stephanie Mills has marked her son's birthday with adorable images on social media

- Stephanie shared the photos of 19-year-old Farad Mills to reminisce on their lives

- The singer described her son as a smart, intelligent, funny, charming, charismatic, handsome and a wonderful young man

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Popular American singer, songwriter and actress Stephanie Mills has celebrated her son Farad Mills' birthday with a stunning set of photos.

For Stephanie Mills, every day with her son is special. Mills gave birth to Farad at the age of 45. He was born with Down syndrome.

Since the moment he came into the world her life has never been the same.

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Despite the early discouraging words from naysayers and some friends who wondered how she was going to balance her career with raising a child with special needs, Mills has successfully raised her son Farad.

''This is the day that God has made. On this day 19 years ago I was given my greatest gift of all... my son Farad J. Mills was born. I never knew love like this before! Many questioned me about having a child at the age of 45. They questioned how I was gonna balance my career, and raising a special needs child (#DownSyndrome).''

She took to social media to look back at the birth of her son and the special moments they’ve shared together.

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''Having my child saved my life! God doesn’t make mistakes, and he Blessed me with a smart, intelligent, funny, charming, charismatic, handsome, and wonderful young man that is so awesome. He lights up a room when he is in it. Yes there are challenges in life when being a parent. This is a challenge that I wouldn’t change for anything in the world. Today I celebrate my son's birthday. He doesn’t know how much he has fulfilled my life,'' Mills said.

Mills celebrated her son with a touching message as she noted that ''Today (just like every day) is about you my son and. Happy Birthday Farad, from your #1 fan in the world. #LoveYourKids make every day their Birthday! Be the hope they hope for. #GodIsLove.''

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