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This often heartbreaking account by Carol, whose son, Paul, was born retarded, is told with the honesty and sincerity necessary to portray the conflicting emotions faced by any family, and particularly a mother, in such circumstances. The feelings of guilt and failure, envy of other mothers with 'normal' children, and feelings of bitterness and inadequacy have to be resolved to enjoy a happy family life.When multiple handicaps gradually begin to manifest themselves in Paul, Carol learns to deal with each predicament, painful though it may be, discovering that a sense of humour is essential as handicapped children react very differently to others in everyday situations. Strong emotions are shown within her family. Their love in these circumstances ties the bonds between children, and mother and child, tighter than normal. There is the loyalty, the fierce feelings of protectiveness that a vulnerable person can elicit from those closest to them. There is also the feeling of fear fear for Paul every time he is ill, fear that he might not survive all his illnesses. And when it becomes impossible to cope with the traumas of the situation there are the feelings of defeat, guilt and even more heartbreak. But right at the end of the tunnel comes the light. The bravery and courage of Paul to fight all illnesses and adversities, and to go on living in spite of all his handicaps, becoming a happy young man enjoying life at his own pace, make everything else seem to pale into insignificance. If he could speak, he would surely say: "MY LIFE IS WORTH LIVING!"
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