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    DescriptionHaving a baby with Down syndrome is not something most parents would willingly choose. Yet many who travel this path discover rich, unexpected rewards along the way. In this candid and poignant collection of personal stories, sixty-three mothers describe the gifts of respect, strength, delight, perspective, and love, which their child with Down syndrome has brought into their lives. The contributors to this collection have diverse personalities and perspectives, and draw from a wide spectrum of ethnicity, world views, and religious beliefs. Some are parenting within a traditional family structure; some are not. Some never considered terminating their pregnancy; some struggled with the decision. Some were calm at the time of diagnosis; some were traumatized. Some write about their pregnancy and the months after giving birth; some reflect on years of experience with their child. Their diverse experiences point to a common truth: The life of a child with Down syndrome is something to celebrate. These women have something to say -- not just to other mothers but to all of us. _____________________________________


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    Title
    Gifts
    Subtitle
    Mothers Reflect on How Children with Down Syndrome Enrich Their Lives
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Kathryn Lynard Soper, Foreword by Martha Sears
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 294
    Width: 155 mm
    Height: 230 mm
    Thickness: 17 mm
    Weight: 436 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781890627850
    ISBN 10: 1890627852
    Classifications

    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: VFJD
    BIC E4L: CHI
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T9.3
    Ingram Subject Code: CF
    Ingram Theme: TOPC/FAMILY
    Libri: I-CF
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27210
    BIC subject category V2: VFX
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP090
    Ingram Theme: SEXL/FEMINE
    BISAC V2.8: FAM032000, FAM012000
    Ingram Theme: TOPC/MENTAL
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: SOC029000
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 306.87430874
    Illustrations note
    b/w photos
    Publisher
    Woodbine House Inc.,U.S.
    Imprint name
    Woodbine House Inc.,U.S.
    Publication date
    01 July 2007
    Publication City/Country
    Bethesda, MD
    Table of contents
    THE GIFT OF RESPECT -- Aidans Gift; What to Do With A Boy; On His Thirteenth Birthday; Belonging; Oh, Yeah?; From Generation to Generation; Different; Its Better than Good; Mommy; Acceptance; Sunshine; Whos Winning? THE GIFT OF STRENGTH Notes from the Deep End; For Such a Time As This; Travels with Brendan; For James; Nourishment; Matthews Secret; Lifting Each Other; The School of Life; Fight the Good Fight; The Dream; We Are Not Alone; Where Theres A Will, Theres A Way; Emma Sage. THE GIFT OF DELIGHT -- Surprise!; Light the Way; Blue Ribbon. First Place; The Buddha Bean; A Hopeful Future; Enjoying the Ride; Lost and Found; In the Moment; Expecting; Green Onion; Big Sister; Speech Therapy; Loving Emma Jayne. THE GIFT OF PERSPECTIVE -- Beginning; Entertaining Angels; Defining Moments; Slow Motion; When the Other Shoe Drops; Ups and Downs; Miracle Man; Stepping Out; Lucky; Nolan: A Little Dream; The Eighth-Grade Dance; What I Know Now. THE GIFT OF LOVE -- The Life that chose Me; Tiny Hands; Brothers; Birthday Guilt; Kindness Received; The Blessing of an Imperfect Life; Growing; Through the Eyes of Love; Crecer Con Amor; Quality of Life; The Luckiest People in the World; Live Long, Laugh Often, Love Much; First Words.