by Quin Hillyer
“It didn’t help that we had responded to Penny’s diagnosis so differently. Two days after our return from the hospital, Peter finished grieving and he walked outside and never looked back. Penny was his beautiful daughter, and that was that. I trusted him – he had immersed himself in grief and had emerged ready to receive our daughter. He didn’t worry about her future. He didn’t wrestle with the theological questions surrounding Down syndrome. He just loved her.
“I wasn’t there yet. I felt too fragile….”
- From A Good and Perfect Gift: Faith, Expectations, and a Little Girl Named Penny, by Amy Julia Becker.