In every person’s life, there should be a person who, as C.S. Lewis says, “hears the song in your heart and can sing it back to you.” Through this devoted love, one overcomes fears, hurts and selfishness, and the soul expands.
For the Lovely family in Sherry Boas’ fictional Lily Trilogy, this person is the one they all thought would be a burden because she has Down syndrome. After all, as a child, Lily was stubborn to a fault, slow to speak and prone to overeating. She required extra supervision, lest she wander into traffic or lose her hamster in the hole in the wall. Whatever she ate, she wore all over her body.
Caring for Lily and her two siblings was a responsibility Auntie Bev...READ MORE