A Different Kind of Perfect: The Story of Parents' Choices and a Special Child's Blessings

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A Different Kind of Perfect is a story about parents choosing a child with Down syndrome and the implications of that choice. It's a story about faith and blessings in an imperfect world that craves and idealizes perfection. It's also a story about finding God's perfection through love. Written with an honest voice, George Michael Lane draws the reader into his family's personal story. The struggle with whether or not to terminate the pregnancy is honest and will hit a nerve ...
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Overview

A Different Kind of Perfect is a story about parents choosing a child with Down syndrome and the implications of that choice. It's a story about faith and blessings in an imperfect world that craves and idealizes perfection. It's also a story about finding God's perfection through love. Written with an honest voice, George Michael Lane draws the reader into his family's personal story. The struggle with whether or not to terminate the pregnancy is honest and will hit a nerve with a contemporary audience.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781932966541
  • Publisher: Gom Publishing Llc
  • Publication date: 2/1/2008
  • Pages: 262
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

The author, a Senior Vice-President of Global Human Resources, earned his B.A. in Political Science from Rutgers College, New Brunswick, New Jersey and is a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR). He lives with his wife and daughter in Camp Hill, PA and on Great Diamond Island, Maine.
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Table of Contents


Acknowledgements     vii
Life, Love, and Discernment
"God's little downs"     15
Keep it or kill it?     21
Norma McCowey, aka Jane Roe     27
The pastor's visit     35
Tough facts     43
Meeting with the abortionist     53
Giving God permission     59
Love in quiet surprises     65
Saint Joseph's-in-the-hills     69
In the dark woods     75
Be still and know that I am God     83
A winner never quits; a quitter never wins     89
Coming to a dead end     95
Where are you asking us to go with you, Lord?     101
Game six-ghosts of past failures     105
"Those feelings and hunches that are God"     109
The ball that got away     115
Tomorrow's child     117
Welcome to Holland
Choosing love     139
Crossing home     143
"Miss Amy's" heart surgery     147
Life goes on     155
"A gift that keeps on giving"     169
"Children are not things to be molded but people to be unfolded"     175
It's the journey, not the destination     189
Naked to the world     193
A mother's daughter     199
Peter, Paul, and Mary     211
God's Perfection
A different kind of perfect     227
A perfect day     235
Good giving and perfect gifts     239
Epilogue     245
Post epilogue     247
Letter to amy's teacher     251
Special needs trust     259
Bibliography     261
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