The Year My Son and I Were Born
A Story of Down Syndrome, Motherhood, and Self-discoveryBook - 2009
With six other children at home, Kathryn Lynard Soper was prepared for the challenges another newborn would bring. But after Thomas's complicated birth, his diagnosis--Down syndrome--forced her to face her deepest fears and weaknesses, her ignorance and prejudice, and her limitations as a mother and as a human being. Her struggle, coupled with the demands of caring for a fragile baby and juggling her family's needs, sparked the worst episode of depression she'd experienced in decades. The Year My Son and I Were Bornis Soper's brutally honest yet beautiful account of how she escaped a downward spiral of despair and emerged with newfound peace. Antidepressant therapy restored her equilibrium, and interactions with friends and family brought needed perspective. But the most profound change came through her growing relationship with Thomas. His radiant presence shone through her outer layers of self, where fear and guilt festered, and reached the center of her very being--where love, acceptance, and gratitude blossomed in abundance.
Publisher: Guilford, Conn. : GPP Life, c2009
Branch Call Number: 306.8743092 SOP 2009
Characteristics: viii, 327 p. : ill., ports. ; 23 cm