The Skies I’m Under
In 2012, Rachel Wright began escaping to the summerhouse at the bottom of her garden to allow all her memories and emotions to spill on to a page. Three years later, Born at the Right Time published The Skies I’m Under. It shares the reality of becoming the parent of a child with complex disabilities and tells parents they are not alone while giving practitioners a deeper understanding of what life is like for families of children with disabilities.
The Skies I’m under is a raw and honest account of becoming the parent of a child with complex disabilities. It’s like an intricate tattoo of a heart on a sleeve.
Praise for The Skies I’m Under
“This dissarmingly stark account of parenting a severely brain-damaged child is a racy, unputdownable read. ’The Skies I’m Under’ is a clear window on to the world of caring, the madness, joy and chaos that it brings. Rachel Wright’s prose positively glows with honesty and humour and is never dulled by self-pity.”
Cheryl Moskowitz, Poet and novelist.
“Written so beautifully with utter honestly. I could feel every ounce of your pain (I’m sure it didn’t come close) but it felt so real… It has given me another insight of the pain, trials and the joy parents go through, which I hope can only help me become a better nurse in these situations.”
Rebecca, Paediatric Community Nurse
“The Skies I’m Under’ is a truly brave and remarkable insight to the life of a family living with a child with a life-threatening condition. This is a powerful book and it has the potential to change people’s perceptions, enable better ways of working and ultimately, help hospice staff to better understand how to care for families. This book should be read by anyone who works it is interested in children’s palliative care. The book can be used as a teaching and discussion tool for staff teams, volunteers and also families.”
Ray, Music Therapist. East Anglias Childrens Hospices (EACH)
“This book is informative, moving and insightful. It is essential reading for professionals who work with children with complex medical needs. I have added this book to my university students’ reading list as recommended reading.”
Dr Jackie Musgrave, Senior lecturer at Worcester University and Author of Supporting Children’s Health and Wellbeing.
‘Such an amazing read. I wish I could recommend this to every mum that gets to hear the news we have. Direct and honest, beautiful and poignant. One step at a time ❤’
Nikke, Mum of Edward