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 whatever to educate we all approximately how we will larger stay our own.
Jillian Daugherty was once 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 task of building the higher Jillian.” whereas their daughter had exact 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 adolescence and strikes to her early adulthood, tracing her trip to discover happiness and function 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 simple Life, the guardian 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 ability for pleasure, Jillian has encouraged these round her to live larger and extra totally. The day Jillian used to be 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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