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A Special Day: A Mothers Memoir of Love, Loss, and Acceptance After the Death of Her Daughter Anne-Dauphine Julliand

A Special Day: A Mothers Memoir of Love, Loss, and Acceptance After the Death of Her Daughter

Anne-Dauphine Julliand

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ISBN : 9781628724493
Hardcover
160 pages
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 About the Book 

February 29th is a date that comes into existence just once every four years. It is also the birthday of Thaïs—author Anne-Dauphine Julliand’s darling daughter—who died of a genetic disease. Thaïs lived just shy of her fourth birthday. She had aMoreFebruary 29th is a date that comes into existence just once every four years. It is also the birthday of Thaïs—author Anne-Dauphine Julliand’s darling daughter—who died of a genetic disease. Thaïs lived just shy of her fourth birthday. She had a short life but good one.As this special day is about to reappear on her calendar for the first time since her daughter passed away, Anne-Dauphine struggles with how to mark this momentous occasion. She wants to live fully on this special day: Thais would have been eight years old. Vivid memories of life with her daughter begin to blend with the present—every gesture, every word evokes a buried memory, arouses laughter or tears. Yet as the date of her daughters birthday approaches, she knows she must not lose sight of the family who needs her now: her sons Gaspard and Arthur, and Azylis, her other daughter who is also sick.Anne-Dauphines message remains simple, true, and strong: we all need to be loved and we all need to be happy despite our ordeals. This is both lesson in happiness and a wonderful love story—A Special Day is an honest, inspirational tale that has touched the hundreds of thousands of lives. It will leave the reader breathless with its beauty.