A note from Mommy:
I have always been a voracious reader (when time permits) and when Travis bought me a Kindle I instantly fell in love with it. I have read books I never would have found locally and with Kindle's sale books each month, I have read books I would have passed up in a book store. I just finished reading The Boy in The Moon: A Father's Journey to Understand His Extraordinary Boy by Ian Brown. It was a fascinating and sobering look at a father's experience raising a child with a rare genetic syndrome. Not only does his son have physical deformities, but he also has a developmental age of just a few years old. There were many times that I had to stop reading for a moment and take a breath because it brought up memories of the first year with Peyton when her medical issues and constant appointments was so overwhelming. He also talks about the impact such a needy child has on a marriage and I could completely understand. There is no "happily ever after" to this story as is the case with many families who have a child with a syndrome, but it was the first book I have read that I felt the author was completely honest about his feelings - good, bad and ugly. So if you get a chance, check it out.