Soper talks about what helps her get through the year (surprisingly a turning point was watching The Teachings of Jon ) and her creation of Gifts (inspired by reading You Will Dream New Dreams). She examines many familiar experiences of parents of children with Down syndrome--other people's stereotypes, early intervention, making decisions without enough information, etc.
The book is easy to read. Reading about her life as a Mormon is interesting. And while the author examines her faith and the Mormon view of Down syndrome, it does not overshadow the other issues in the book. I think it is a great addition to the personal stories in the library.
To read more about Kathryn Soper, click here. (There is a nice montage on the Memoir page)
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Other popular personal stories in the library:
Roadmap to Holland by Jennifer Graf Groneberg
Living with Max by Sandy Lewis
Tuesday's Child by Kathy Evans
Expecting Adam by Martha Beck