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Monday, November 06, 2006

Gifts is Here!


Remember the book "Gifts - How Children With Down Syndrome Enrich Our Lives" I posted about last month? The one where I contributed a story?

Here is a description from the Gifts website:

Few parents expect or desire to raise a child with Down syndrome. Yet many who travel this path discover rich, unexpected rewards along the way. In this candid and poignant collection of personal stories, sixty-three mothers describe the gifts of respect, strength, delight, perspective, and love which their child with Down syndrome has brought into their lives.

Their diverse experiences point to a common truth: The life of a child with Down syndrome is something to celebrate.

The good news is - it's now available for purchase!

Edited to add (changed the link): It is available at Amazon, but if you use this link on the Gifts website then click on "Purchase Gifts" the Gifts Outreach Program receives an additional 8% royalty (on top of the 25% royalty). What this means is that for every 2 books purchased through the Gifts website a free copy will be provided to new parents.

I'm so honored to be a part of such a wonderful project and book - I can't wait to receive my copy!

30 comments:

LauraJ said...

How wonderful for you to contribute to something even more wonderful.
Awesome!!

Beck said...

That book looks so beautiful! How great that you got to be a part of it.

Jessica said...

I can't wait till I get mine in the mail! I'm so excited to read it!

Faith said...

How awesome! I plan to purchase one!

The Imperfect Christian said...

I have mine sitting at the post office! Thankfully the weather is nice enough for the girls and I to walk and get it today! I can't wait!!!

Pamela said...

Congratulations! I don't think they could have selected a better, more loving, sweet and positive Mom, than yourself. Your family is very blessed! :)

chelle said...

What an honour to be part of something that amazing! And what a wonderful gift for parents!

Much More Than A Mom said...

That is so cool. I can't wait to read it ~ I'll order my copy tonight once Rylan goes to bed.

Much More Than A Mom said...

Oope - hit publish before I was ready...

I plan to read it and then put it in the parent library in my school.

Candid Housewife said...

How wonderful! Looks interesting! I will have to purchase it when I see it around!

PEA said...

Michelle, I'm so very proud of you for having contributed to this book and I will certainly look into purchasing one!! That picture on the cover is simply adorable.

Nisa said...

Wow, it looks great. I'll use the link you sent when I order a copy.

Anonymous said...

I will be ordering mine tomorrow :)

Sara

Anonymous said...

Hmm seems the only way I can post is under the Anonymous tab.....

Sara

Julie Julie Bo Boolie said...

It's officially on my Christmas and Birthday Wish List (if nobody buys it for me I'll buy it for myself :))

Hugs

Julie

Nisa said...

Oh, I just checked out the video montage on the site... Didn't see it before... It's really nice.

Rebecca said...

Wonderful post Michelle... but one tiny thing. They have to link through our website for the royalty to apply. It's the link on our home page.

DeAnna said...

This looks beautiful!! I remember loving the video montage they had on the site when you posted it before - it just made me sit and cry. Will it be at stores or just online?

Candid Housewife said...

You have a message! If you go look at my blog you will see it!

Barb said...

The cover is beautiful. How exciting that you're part of this book. I can't wait to see it.

Overwhelmed! said...

That's so great that you're a part of this book. I'll have to look into getting it. :)

chelle said...

I ordered my copy earlier today! I look forward to reading your contribution!

K.T. says peace said...

I want one!!!!

Melany aka Supermom said...

That's so nice! That picture on the cover is gorgeous. How wonderful that you are a part of this!

Catch said...

Wow Michelle! Thats wonderful! that picture on your post is darling! Is that the book cover? Im going to check it out! Hugs to you girlfriend, I know your excited and how could you not be!

AMH said...

What a great book and how fantastic you were able to contribute! A good friend of mine is an adoptive mom to a 2 year old boy with down syndrome. He is amazing and so is she. I think I will pick this book up for her.

MIL said...

I will be ordering a copy very soon. Michelle I'm so proud that you and Kayla are apart of something so special.

PastorMac's Ann said...

Michelle,

I'm going to order a copy after payday this month.

Anonymous said...

I ordered mine :) But get this..I wont see it till the end of Dec middle of Jan!!!!!!! :(

Sara

Caitlin said...

Michelle-
Craziest thing! I was on the One World, One Heart blog website and just out of impulse I picked a blog from the column on the right to read a little of out of curiosity. Big Blueberry Eyes just stood out to me so I clicked it. Read a few posts until, to my surprise, I ran into this post. Back before Christmas I was at Barnes and Noble and I saw this book. I just had to have it for no known reason. I bought it. When I read this post and found out that a story by you was in, I just ran to grab my copy. After a few page flips I found the amazingly adorable picture of Kayla. What a cool surprise! Now I love the book even more!!!