Uncomplicated Life, An: A Father's Memoir of His Exceptional Daughter


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A fatheru2019s exhilarating and funny love letter to his daughter with Down syndrome whose vibrant and infectious approach to life has something to teach all of us about how we can better live our own.xA0

Jillian Daugherty was born with Down syndrome. The day they brought herxA0home from the hospital, her parents, Paul and Kerry, were flooded with worryxA0and uncertainty, but also overwhelming love, which they channeled to u201Cthe job ofxA0building the better Jillian.u201D While their daughter had special needs, they refused toxA0allow her to grow up needyu2014u201CExpect, Donu2019t Acceptu201D became their mantra. Little didxA0they know how ready Jillian was to meet their challenge.

Paul tells stories from Jillianu2019s mischievous childhood and moves to her early adulthood,xA0tracing her journey to find happiness and purpose in her adult life, sharingxA0endearing anecdotes as well as stories about her inspiring triumphs. Having graduatedxA0from high school and college, Jillian now works to support herself, and has met thexA0love of her life and her husband-to-be, Ryan.

In An Uncomplicated Life, the parent learns as much about life from the child as thexA0child does from the parent. Through her unmitigated love for others, her sparklingxA0charisma, and her boundless capacity for joy, Jillian has inspired those around her toxA0live better and more fully. The day Jillian was born, Paul says, was the last bad day.xA0As he lovingly writes, u201CJillian is a soul map of our best intentionsu201Du2014a model of grace,xA0boundless joy, and love for all of us.

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