Friday, October 2, 2009

Roadmap To Holland by Jennifer Graf Groneberg

I went to a bookstore the day after I left the hospital and Ruby in the NICU and bought all the books I could find on Down syndrome, "Roadmap to Holland" was one of the books I purchased.I sat and read slowly through it.Thinking ,yes,yes,this woman knows exactly how I feel.I cried many tears while reading.
I think everyone should read this book to help them understand what it's like to have a child with Down syndrome.


Emily said...

I have read the poem, but I didn't even know there was a book! Since we found out when Justin was 6 months old, (from a Doctor who didn't give me any suggestions or direction) we went through his diagnosis all alone for several months. Thanks for the suggestion!

Monica Crumley said...

This book was a turning point for me. I devoured it for hours at a time, usually reading it just after John Michael had finished nursing and was asleep on my lap.

Beverly said...

i love that clip!