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Overview Sullivan shares what she has experienced and learned from her eldest daughter, who was born with Down syndrome. Sullivan acknowledges her initial anger at God, her fears and uncertainties, and her growing awareness that joy, beauty and promise are part of the birthright of the "special" child.
Publishers Description All children who look at life from a perspective different than their parents can teach their elders incredible lessons about life and love and joy and acceptance. In What I've Learned From My Daughter, Nancy Jo Sullivan shares what she has experienced and learned from her eldest daughter, who was born with Down syndrome. Readers need not have personal experience of parenting a child with a disability to be enriched by the author's compelling stories and hard-won insights. In What I've Learned From My Daughter, Sullivan acknowledges her initial anger at God, her fears and uncertainties, her growing awareness that joy and beauty and promise are part of the birthright of the "special" child. Lively narrative, spiritual applications, and Scriptural references are interwoven in this honest account of one mother's journey of faith, a journey that will inspire readers of all faith traditions.
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Nancy Jo Sullivan is the author of five books and is a frequent speaker at both the local and national levels. She is a columnist for two popular websites: Catholic Exchange and Catholic Mom. Sullivan lives in St. Paul, Minnesota.
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Give Yourself the Gift of Learning from Sarah Oct 29, 2004
Nancy Jo Sullivan probably never dreamed that one day she'd "grow up" to write this book - sometimes life brings unexpected twists and turns that we can never imagine. In this wonderful book, Nancy Jo shares her experiences as a mom of three beautiful daughters, one of whom was born with Down syndrome. It's easy to fall in love with Sarah, "God's Princess", who succeeds in teaching us all many lessons in this book.
This is not just a book for parents of children with disabilities. It is a book for all of us, looking to count our blessings, love unconditionally, and never take the everyday treasures of life for granted. Nancy Jo ends each chapter of this book with a set of "ponderings", which will prompt you to ask yourself a few questions, consider a few new ideas and learn some valuable lessons from Sarah. Gift yourself the gift of this book and you will find yourself with a new, uplifted perspective on life.