I have nothing more to add to my review, which follows here. I enjoyed the memoir. What more can I say?
“This was by no means an easy read and I had a hard time coming to grips with the initial chapters of this incredible story, because it contains quite in-depth medical descriptions of the author’s little girl’s health problems. Yet, I’m glad I persevered, because the story began to unfold page by page, drawing me in. (My only serious issue with the book is the first chapters, because of their tell, rather than show nature. Having said that, the tone of the story changed to where I could no longer put it down).
I found Laura’s story uplifting and satisfying, despite the depths of despair and woes she experienced, because she managed to do the impossible and continue, despite her extremely low days, which she writes about with refreshing candour: her growing feelings of resentment for her first husband as his lack of interest, firstly to help her with the care of a small, critically ill, suffering child and secondly, his complete lack of understanding or acceptance of his eldest daughter’s autism, grows deeper as the years roll by.
How she deals with all the ups and downs of caring for two special needs children and finally becoming a qualified nurse, is nothing short of miraculous. In the end, she and her two special needs children find true love – proof that loyal, enduring love is still around; you only need to look for it in the right people. Even though the author wrote in the third person, I think you will enjoy this true-life story with all the drama associated with caring for special needs children, while striving to have a semblance of a normal family life.”