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Hannah's Gift by Maria Housden
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Jan 15, 10

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Read in January, 2010

This is a great read that will make you laugh and cry at the same time. The thought-provoking words that 3 yr. olds come up with are hilarious. Hannah knows that she is dying but that doesn't stop her from living life to the fullest. She knows what she wants and nothing is gonna stop her from getting it. We see that when she is determined to wear her red patent-leather shoes into surgery. Her brother,Will who is 5, is amazing also. They get along so well & have deep conversations about her illness in their own way;a child's version of death and dying.
We also read how her mother dealt with Hannah's death after she was gone. Even though she had 2 little babies to care for, she went into a deep depression over Hannah's death & it took her a few years to deal with it. Every year on Hannah's birthday, they celebrate it with a cake and balloons. She also learned that one doesn't need to be perfect nor should your spouse expect you to be perfect. JUST LIVE!!
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01/13/2010 "start reading this tonight."
01/14/2010 page 100
41.67% "Hannah was a beautiful 3 yr old. Funny too. This book will make you laugh and cry."

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