By Paul Daugherty
A father’s exhilarating and humorous love letter to his daughter with Down syndrome whose vivid and infectious way of living has whatever to coach we all approximately how we will higher dwell 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 task of building the higher Jillian.” whereas their daughter had particular wishes, they refused to allow her to develop up needy—“Expect, Don’t settle for” grew to become their mantra. Little did they know the way prepared Jillian was once to fulfill their challenge.
Paul tells tales from Jillian’s mischievous formative years and strikes to her early adulthood, tracing her trip to discover happiness and goal in her grownup lifestyles, sharing endearing anecdotes in addition to tales approximately her inspiring triumphs. Having graduated from highschool and school, Jillian now works to aid herself, and has met the love of her lifestyles and her husband-to-be, Ryan.
In An simple Life, the father or mother 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 means for pleasure, Jillian has encouraged these round her to live higher 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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