By Paul Daugherty
A father’s exhilarating and humorous love letter to his daughter with Down syndrome whose shiny and infectious way of living has anything to educate we all approximately how we will be able to higher reside our own.
Jillian Daugherty used to be born with Down syndrome. The day they introduced her home from the clinic, her mom and dad, Paul and Kerry, have been flooded with worry and uncertainty, but additionally overwhelming love, which they channeled to “the activity of building the higher Jillian.” whereas their daughter had designated wishes, they refused to allow her to develop up needy—“Expect, Don’t settle for” turned their mantra. Little did they understand how prepared Jillian used to be to satisfy their challenge.
Paul tells tales from Jillian’s mischievous formative years and strikes to her early adulthood, tracing her trip to discover happiness and objective in her grownup existence, sharing endearing anecdotes in addition to tales approximately her inspiring triumphs. Having graduated from highschool and faculty, Jillian now works to help herself, and has met the love of her existence and her husband-to-be, Ryan.
In An basic Life, the mother or father learns as a lot approximately existence from the kid as the child does from the dad or mum. via her unmitigated love for others, her sparkling charisma, and her boundless capability for pleasure, Jillian has encouraged these round her to live larger and extra absolutely. The day Jillian was once born, Paul says, was once the final undesirable day. As he lovingly writes, “Jillian is a soul map of our greatest intentions”—a version of grace, boundless pleasure, and love for all of us.
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