I Rated It:
I’m a bit embarrassed that it has taken me so long to finish this book. It was a well written account of a year in the life of a mother of Down Syndrome. Hampton holds nothing back in describing her feelings about Nella’s condition or the transformation that takes place within her over her daughter’s first year of life. This is probably a great first read for someone who has never worked within the realm of children with disabilities. It just wasn’t exactly what I was looking for personally. I appreciate personal stories of adversity, but when it comes to books such as this one, I am generally looking for things that cater more towards professional study and/or professional experience with children who have disabilities. It’s a very nice book; well written, beautiful pictures, and very honest. Great personal story. Doesn’t do much for people who have worked with disabled children in the past and are looking to gain more professional insight.