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Bloom finding beauty in the unexpected

From the outside looking in, Kelle Hampton had the perfect life: a beautiful two year old daughter, a loving husband, a thriving photography career, and great friends. When she learned she was pregnant with her second child, she and her husband, Brett, were ecstatic. Her pregnancy went smoothly, and the ultrasounds showed a beautiful, healthy, high kicking baby girl. But when her new daughter was placed in her arms in the delivery room, kelle knew instantly that something was wrong. Nella looked different than her two year old sister, Lainey, had at birth. As she watched friends and family celebrate with champagne toasts and endless photographs, a terrified Kelle was certain that Nella had Down syndrome – a fear her pediatrician soon confirmed. Yet gradually Kelle’s fear and pain were vanquished by joy, as she embraced the realisation that she had been chosen to experience an extraordinary and special gift. Bloom takes readers on a wondrous journey through Nella’s first year of life – a gripping, hilarious, and intensely poignant trip of transformation in which a mother learns that perfection comes in all different shapes. It is a story about embracing life and really living it, of being fearless and accepting difference, of going beyond constricitng definitions of beauty, and of the awesome power of perspective. As Kelle writes, “There is us. Our Family. We will embrace this beauty and make something of it. We will hold our precious gift and know that we are lucky”

Category:
Information for Families & Educators
Type:
Book
Code:
INF018

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