Review of Kelle Hampton’s memoir, “Bloom” by Meriah Nichols, deaf mother of a child with Down syndrome. There is us. Our Family. We will hold our precious gift and know that we are lucky From the outside looking in, Kelle Hampton had the. BLOOM. Finding Beauty in the Unexpected–a Memoir. by Kelle Hampton Photographer writer Hampton is the author of a popular blog.

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Yet, during her adult years, she writes that she strives for perfection – and to a rather sickening point. I’ve found my own place in the community with a school system advisory panel concerning education policy and funding in our hampotn.

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If I think of this book again, it will be with well wishes for the darling girl who has hamptton her family from one of perfection to one that can embrace the beauty of imperfection.

For me, that is a huge challenge. Fast-forward to the birth of her second baby. The photos were an added bonus although, I wonder if the book would have been published, especially with photos, if Kelle and her family weren’t all so attractive to begin with.

Bloom: Finding Beauty in the Unexpected–A Memoir by Kelle Hampton

And that is the power of Bloom: I loved her happy attitude, how she put a positive spin on everything, making magic out of everyday life, and how completely she loved her firstborn daughter. I LOVED this book and it made me really see where she is coming from in her sometimes over the top attitude and it made me appreciate the detail she puts into everything she hajpton to do. But dude, I loved it. She drinks too many Coronas with limes.

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I couldn’t believe when I was over halfway through the book and we still hadn’t left the hospital yet in the story. That is not to say they’re not without their challenges, but what child isn’t?

Inthe year-old author and her husband, Brett, already parents of a two-year-old girl, Lainey, welcomed their second daughter, Nella. I read a lot of the reviews, particularly the negative ones, and then the comments back to the negative reviews saying “Don’t judge Kelle, you can’t know what she went through unless you have a child hamptton special needs.

Finding Beauty in the Unexpected is a captivating, soul-soaring story of a mama whose love for her children knows no bounds. And my dad and my mom and my family-my past, present, and future with Nella, what the world may view as broken or damaged-have taught me what true beauty really is.

But I’ll try to approach this as best I can without really judging Kelle kellw person and more of the book itself. Lists with This Book.


In what world does a stay at home mom and blog wrter from Naples, FL get a book offer and agent “a few months afte Ms. At the same time, from my limited experience of volunteering with mentally handicapped adults, I ,elle “How can you feel this is the end of the world?

It can take years to fully and completely accept that reality. It is quite possibly one of the most heart wrenching bloon ever and I was even more excited to read this book. We could all learn from that pureness. What kept running hampron my mind while reading this is that for Kelle Hampton, friends are very important.


Hearing that your child has any sort of birth defect or condition that could shorten her life or compromise her quality of life is a really tough pill to swallow.

Cried tears of heartache, joy, and understanding through out this whole book. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

It’s sad that people feel that because life seemed pretty good for someone during one point in their life, it’s ok to be more harsh in judging them. The book was dull and boring.

Bloom: Finding Beauty in the Unexpected–A Memoir

It saddens me to see such negative comments about her and her book, about how she handled it and about what a “perfect” life she had and has. God or at least the God of the Bible. So I understand the reaction.

Thus endeth the most uncharacteristic review ever. The book was an easy, quick read but nothing special in terms of writing or being memorable other than Nella’s Birth Story at kele beginning. I was pleasantly surprised by the gorgeous colour photos throughout the novel but that was the only high point for me; unfortunately for the author, including pictures of your beautiful children will not earn any extra stars from me.

I had already faced the challenges of infertility, which stretched my expectations of my life, so when my own daughter was 2 and things weren’t progressing as expected with her, I never saw it as a loss of the child I dreamed of.