By Paul Daugherty
A father’s exhilarating and humorous love letter to his daughter with Down syndrome whose shiny and infectious lifestyle has whatever to educate we all approximately how we will be able to larger stay our own.
Jillian Daugherty was once born with Down syndrome. The day they introduced her home from the sanatorium, 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 know the way prepared Jillian used to be to satisfy their challenge.
Paul tells tales from Jillian’s mischievous youth 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 school, 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 mum or dad learns as a lot approximately existence from the kid as the child does from the guardian. via her unmitigated love for others, her sparkling charisma, and her boundless ability for pleasure, Jillian has encouraged these round her to live greater and extra totally. The day Jillian was once born, Paul says, used to be 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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An Uncomplicated Life: A Father's Memoir of His Exceptional Daughter by Paul Daugherty