Author Malu Ortiz shares her journey as mother to her child with Down syndrome. Malu talks openly about her fears and difficulties, and helps others learn from her experience.
The book is enriched with testimonies from other parents of children with special needs, plus useful resources and practical advice.
Malu’s hope is infectious. Be inspired by her firm belief that God has a special plan not just for Clarissa, but also for those whose life she touches.
"I have given so many parenting seminars all over the country I've lost count as to how many I've done so far. But one of the best experiences I had was when I gave a talk to the parents of special children. There is just something special with the love the parents have for "their special gift" from God. But this kind of parenting journey is littered with a lot of triumphs and tragedies along the way. Malu's book digs deep into the heart. She articulates her feelings and experiences so well it is a must read for all parents. This book warms the heart."
- Francis J. Kong
I believe that God did not give me the special task of mothering Clarissa just so that I should teach her her letters and numbers. He did not design her to learn the ways of the world. God designed our child with special needs to be an instrument to teach us to focus on heavenly things.
Mrs Doubtfire-Apr 18, 2010 6:05am
This book was a birthday present from one of my best friends. It's very helpful and I can really relate to every situation of each story told.
liza-Dec 19, 2009 7:34pm
very inspirational. a friend got this book as an exchange gift in our SPED class Xmas Party at PNU, which she shared with us. Nice and easy reading. Congrats to the author and publisher.