Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Blue Sky July

"It's the strangest time--a birth--for life to start falling apart."

I'm not usually into reading books about cerebral palsy. Especially the "self-help" ones that promise some miracle treatment. But after hearing so many moms talk about this particular book, I had to give it a look-see. And I'm so glad I did . . .

It's not about how to help your child, not about how to deal with different therapies, just a simple memoir of a mother whose child has severe CP. It's written so beautifully . . . I don't know if it's because she is a writer by trade or a combination of that with her UK brand of the English language, but she has such a way with words. It's the story of the first seven years of her son's life, and it's almost like poetry. It's hard to imagine someone could write so eloquently about such a difficult subject matter, but Nia Wyn does!

If you are the parent of a special needs child (especially a severely disabled one), please pick this book up and read it--it'll do your heart good!


TMI Tara said...

I came over here from 'How Life Happens.' I canNOT wait to read this book! Thank you for the suggestion. I'm going to share this on my kidz blog as well.

Let me know if you'd like to be on 'kidz krew' as a guest blogger at It seems like you have amazing perspective and great ideas to share!!!

Marie said...

I have 2 boys with severe CP. Thanks for sharing this book title!

Marie from HSS