Here goes-- I wrote all the names down and my husband drew one name....
CM-- who are you??? You commented on the blog this week and you are the WINNER! Please send me an email with your email address and I will send you your $10 Starbuck's card. Congratultations, CM!
A Good and Perfect Gift: Faith, Expectations and a Little Girl Named Penny is a new book out by Amy Julia Becker that I literally just ordered on Tuesday night. I cannot wait for it to arrive in my mailbox. Having just read The Shape of the Eye, I am hungry for another book. Another story to follow and to relate to. Another journey to read about that helps explain our own family journey with Joey.
I found out about this new book after reading the following article by Amy Julia Becker on the New York Times Motherlode blog-- BAM-- it's one of those pieces that resonates and rings true. Once I read the first article I was hooked and could not stop reading. Some days I think that the more I read the better prepared I will be. That it will somehow make me a better parent. On some days, all the articles and research seem to just overwhelm me and I don't know where to start. That's when I go back to my nightly prayer when I'm caught between the time when the wheels cannot stop spinning, but my body is weary and I know that if I don't sleep for a few hours I will collapse. So I pray.... "God, please let me be the best wife, the best mom and the best person I can possibly be."
I hope you enjoy her beautiful writing and I can't wait to read A Good and Perfect Gift: Faith, Expectations and a Little Girl Named Penny. I'm including two of her wonderful articles that have been featured on Motherlode--Has Down Syndrome Hurt Us and Is It Harder to Have a Child With Down Syndrome?
Happy first week of National Down Syndrome Awareness month! Next week I'm going to give a copy of A Good and Perfect Gift: Faith, Expectations and a Little Girl Named Penny away along with the $10 Starbuck's Card. Because, really... who wants a cup of coffee without a really good book to read?