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A Good and Perfect Gift: Faith, Expectations, and a Little Girl Named Penny
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This is a beautiful story of a couple who have a baby with Down syndrome. They love their little girl, but at first they thought it would be better if she didn't have Down syndrome. Over the first year of her life, though, they realized that they loved Penny, and if anything about her was different, she wouldn't be Penny. The author writes intimately and honestly about her family's experience, and in so doing, she gives a wonderful testimony of the value of every precious life.
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on March 15, 2015
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As a mother to a child with DS, I can honestly say I have felt all of the authors emotions. I very much appreciated the writing about her battle with faith as that is something few people can understand and it is difficult to describe. Beautifully written and heartfelt.
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on February 27, 2015
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As the mother of a child who has autism, I found that the truths and insights found in this book help steady my heart against the waves of disapproving stares from all sorts of people who see my son as "less than" a good and perfect gift. This book reminds us to consider ourselves and our special children through God's eyes, not those disapproving stares.
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on January 9, 2015
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Thank you for this beautifully written story. It taught me a lot about having a child with special needs but as much as it was sad, it was wonderful. As i read the book, i felt your emotions as if i were the one telling the story. it wanted me to experience all that you've gone through. It brought tears to my eye, as well as a loud chuckle too. i felt a plethera of emotions as i read your beautiful story. i could feel your pain as well as your excitement thru all of your experiences and it definitely gave me insight into a world i thought i knew. God bless you and God bless Penny. i love her even though ive never met her.
Sincerely
Pam F
Santa Cruz,
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on December 30, 2014
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Beautiful heartfelt account of a loving families journey through the early days of experiencing the arrival of a daughter with downs syndrome. Well written, honest, encouraging, I appreciated the candor and spiritual connections as well.
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on November 6, 2014
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Amy Julia and her husband have their first baby. They are excited new parents, but when they get the news their precious little one has Downs Syndrome, they have to work through that. Amy Julia is honest about working through her emotions on having a "special needs" child and her hopes and dreams are changed for Penny. She shows raw emotion and speaks from her heart.

If you have a special needs child and are discouraged, you need to read this book!
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on October 31, 2014
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Very good book. Talks of a child born not as they had planned. But the story of how far they came in acceptance, prayer and love.
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on September 15, 2014
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I enjoyed the book,it tells us so we can go against the odds. Trust in God and let him order our steps. Every child born is unique and different just like the stars in the sky. But most of all love can make all the difference in rearing a child.
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on August 9, 2014
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Loved this book and Amy Julia's honesty...children that have Down's and other syndromes in my experience are delightful! Good read!
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on August 8, 2014
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God hasn't given us answers to all the questions about why we're all made different. Even if He did I think most of us wouldn't get it. I know I wouldn't
. But what we've been given is the awesome gift of seeing the greatness and the goodness in all of creation if we look for it. Seek the truth and it'll set you free. And the truth is, every life God has created is amazing, and that truth sets you free to marvel and celebrate all good things, even if we don't have all the answers.
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