Saturday, October 11, 2008

Great news!

One of our posts from this blog was selected to be published in a book called "Gifts: Volume II" due late 2009 or early 2010!!! We won't tell which post so it will be a surprise but we got word on Friday that the editor had selected us and we will start working with an editing team in December to fine tune the essay.

I read the book "GIFTS: Mothers Reflect on How Children with Down Syndrome Enrich Their Lives" when I first learned about Joaquin's diagnosis and it quickly became a lifeline for me. It was absolutely instrumental in helping me find peace and happiness with the diagnosis. It's a book filled with over 60 stories written by mothers about their children who have DS. "Gifts II" is the sequel to the first book and will expand on the topics of acceptance, courage, friendship, awareness and joy. I saw earlier this summer that the editor was looking for submissions to be hand selected for the new book, so Hector and I each submitted one.

We are so thrilled and the news brought tears to Hector's eyes. To think that we will be able to help others the way the stories in the first book helped us is just priceless.

9 comments:

Cleo said...

Congratulations!!!. I love "Gifts" and can't wait to read "Gifts Volume II". :)

Cheri said...

Wow, how great you guys!!! :) Little Joaquin's story is going to bring so much hope and encouragement to so many families! Congratulations!!

sheree said...

that is AWESOME!

I love the book and "know" several of the authors from it ;)

natasha said...

great news!

Signe said...

that is really wonderful! Can't wait to read your contribution.

Kimberly said...

Amazing!!! I am so proud of you!!!

Mauzy said...

Congratulations!

kayla said...

all the information our son also has downs along with esophageal atresia and other complications.

Meg said...

How exciting! Congratulations! I cannot believe you are going to make us a wait a year to find out which essay they published. I might have to bring over some liquid encouragement so you'll spill the beans to me early :-).