Raising children is a challenge. Raising adopted children adds another layer of complexity, and if you throw in developmental and health issues, the challenges mount.
But they are not insurmountable. A new book by local authors shows, from a parent and child’s perspective, how those challenges can be met. "The Road Going," by Suzanne Bobo and her daughter Brittany Tregarthen, is the story of their life together, so far.
The book can almost be seen as a roadmap of sorts for families of special-needs children, but Bobo says it should have broader appeal.
— (Book 1 :59 sec "I thought of it as a … whether they have Down Syndrome or not.")
Bobo’s daughter, 23-year-old Brittany just started a job at King’s Diner. She also has her own apartment, though it is in her parent’s basement. These are all part of her emerging independence, which is explored in the book.
— (Book 2 50 sec "I knew as a teacher … before they’re accomplished.")
Another thread in the book is how her faith has helped Bobo surmount the many challenges she and her family have faced:
— (Book 3 :52 "It’s funny that you mention … I just know it was always there.")
"The Road Going" is available locally at The Next Page book store.