Miles from the Sideline: A Mother's Journey with Her Special Needs Daughter

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Welcoming newcomers to 30 days of morning & evening readings as we are introduced to In this eloquent and moving book, Maura Weis, wife of Notre Dame football coach Charlie Weis, bravely and honestly shares the challenges and blessings of raising their special needs daughter, Hannah.
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Overview

Welcoming newcomers to 30 days of morning & evening readings as we are introduced to In this eloquent and moving book, Maura Weis, wife of Notre Dame football coach Charlie Weis, bravely and honestly shares the challenges and blessings of raising their special needs daughter, Hannah.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781933495033
  • Publisher: Ave Maria Press
  • Publication date: 3/28/2008
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 6.02 (w) x 8.70 (h) x 0.78 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 7, 2008

    Smiles for Miles

    It is rare that I start and finish a book in one sitting. I could not put this one down! Maura Weis shared her experiences as the mother of a special needs child with intense honesty and humility. As she exposed her journey from denial to acceptance, I found myself awed by her transformation from the challenges presented in dealing with her daugher's situation to a spiritual awareness and healing. This metamorphosis allowed Maura to tell her readers why she finds it a privilege to be Hannah's mother. Her accounts transform the reader as well. In the beginning, I could completely understand and relate to the questions she had as a mother. Who to trust? What to do? When to do it? Where to go? Why me or why my child? And as Maura unfolded her story, I also completely understood how she was driven to find the answers to those questions. By the book's end, I was no longer reading Maura's mind, knowing how a mother agonizes for her child and will do anything to make things better. I was peering into her soul, understanding how a mother's love is, indeed, orchestrated by God. It is a symphony of faith, hope, and love. And, as demonstrated by Maura Weis, a mother's love is untiring and indestructible. If you are the parent of a special needs child, this book will no doubt validate all of your utmost concerns and give you incredible hope. And if you are not the parent of a special needs child, this book will give you a new awareness and keen compassion for both the child and the parent. The glimpses of Maura's 'black-haired, blue-eyed beauty' will make you long to know Hannah, for you will believe that to know her is to love her. Consider this book a retreat, and a spiritual awakening. It is truly a fabulous read!

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