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Bloom: Finding Beauty in the Unexpected - A Memoir | [Kelle Hampton]

Bloom: Finding Beauty in the Unexpected - A Memoir

When Kelle Hampton's new daughter was placed in her arms in the delivery room, she knew instantly that something was wrong. As her friends and family celebrated, a terrified Kelle was certain that Nella had Down syndrome - a fear her pediatrician soon confirmed. Yet gradually Kelle embraced the realization that she had been chosen to experience an extraordinary and special gift. With lyrical prose and gorgeous photography, Bloom takes listeners on a wondrous journey through Nella's first year of life.
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Publisher's Summary

There is us. Our Family. We will hold our precious gift and know that we are lucky....

From the outside looking in, Kelle Hampton had the perfect life: a beautiful two-year-old daughter, a loving husband, and a thriving photography career. When she learned she was pregnant with their second child, they were ecstatic. But when their new daughter was placed in her arms in the delivery room, Kelle knew instantly that something was wrong. Nella looked different than her sister, Lainey, had at birth. As her friends and family celebrated, a terrified Kelle was certain that Nella had Down syndrome - a fear her pediatrician soon confirmed. Yet gradually Kelle embraced the realization that she had been chosen to experience an extraordinary and special gift.

With lyrical prose and gorgeous photography, Bloom takes listeners on a wondrous journey through Nella's first year of life - a gripping, hilarious, and intensely poignant trip of transformation in which a mother learns that perfection comes in all different shapes.

©2013 Kelle Hampton (P)2013 HarperCollins Publishers

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    Marian La Palma, CA, United States 06-27-14
    Marian La Palma, CA, United States 06-27-14 Member Since 2013

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    It's a beautiful inspiring book , specially to those parents who's going through the same situation ..

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    I like books about parenting. I like stories about children with challenges. I didn't finish this book however - I got SO sick of the author's "woe is me" attitude! Mind you, this is probably how she really felt about the situation, and I'm sure if I continued to read she would have eventually shut the hell up, but I just couldn't take it anymore. Ruined it for me.


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