Stacy and Michelle Tetschner have put together a collection of writing by parents and grandparents about the love and joy children with Down syndrome bring to our lives. Windows Into Heaven–Stories Celebrating Down Syndrome is just that: 30 personal family recollections with a positive spin (except my contribution about Avery, in which I grumble a bit about how I didn’t feel ready to be his mom, though of course I come around in the end.)
The book includes writing from moms and dads and even grandparents about babies/children/young adults/adults with Down syndrome. Some of my favorite parts of the book are when families share stories about kids older than mine, because it’s fun for me to imagine all the possibilites the future holds.
I have a copy to share! If you’re interested, leave your name in the comments and Mr. Avery will chose a winner next week.