Monday, January 2, 2012

Monday, January 2nd, 2012

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.

1 comment:

  1. I read that book when it first came out a few years ago. I'm Canadian and so is the author. He wrote a series of articles in The Globe and Mail before he published the book. They overlap with the book a bit but they are still interesting to read if you want to read more of his writing.