| I wish I had known that the intense sorrow eventually ends. I was sure that I would never laugh again. But there is a time when life triumphs over sorrow.Barbara Evenstein, parent of a child with multiple disabilities.
So many mothers and fathers of children with disabilities have said those words. Now there is a resource that lets other parents know they are not alone. In You Will Dream New Dreams, a compassionate, deeply-felt collection of writings, you'll discover the common ground of emotions shared by parents of children with disabilities. Real-life fathers and mothers of kids with cerebral palsy, juvenile diabetes, autism, mental retardation, and other life-changing illnesses or injuries speak from the heart on how they mourned for the child of their dreams...learned the importance of turning to friends instead of being "strong" all the time...experienced the wrenching disappointment of letting go of certain expectations for their chid…and found the unexpected joy of discovering new dreams. Healing, coping, surviving, and even being happy again; these messages of encouragement and hope, from parent to parent, offer a helping hand when it is most neededduring tough days or anytime true understanding can make all the difference.
304 pages. 2001
Keywords: “They Overcame”; Personal narrative