Saturday, September 12, 2009

Let's Get This Party Started

As a newbie to blogging, I thought a full introduction would be helpful:

As a Mom of 3 children, two with special needs, I have had the opportunity and privilege to learn and experience with my children how each of them learns differently. My oldest son has introduced me to the joy and challenges of ADHD, Dyslexia and being Learning Disabled in Reading, Writing and Spelling. My daughter allows me to experience a typical child with an exceptional personality and nurturing spirit. While my youngest son has educated me on the many aspects of Down syndrome, Brain Injury, Apraxia, Dysphagia, Respiratory/Immune System Issues and Bi-Lateral Conductive Hearing Loss or as I like to say "Yada, yada, yada". None of the labels or issues my children deal with define who they are as people but they do shape how I work with, view and experience life with them. My journey with each of my children is filled with twists and turns and our day to day experiences lead us on a rollercoaster of emotions, challenges, excitement and joy but always, always a time to reflect on lessons learned, blessings received and knowledge gained through both our successes and our failures.

I have always said that life is a journey...not a vacation, not a job to be dreaded, but a journey with good times and bad times, accomplishments and failures, likes and dislikes but always, always an adventure.

I would like to share my life and my adventures with you and hear about the experiences and adventures you are having on your journey.

My youngest son may be a "man of few words" but he has taught me to slow down, to live life one day at a time, to never take any milestone for granted, to smile from your heart and to laugh from the depths of your soul.

I hope you enjoy my blog and I look forward to hearing from you!

1 comment:

  1. Welcome to the world of blogging. I have gained from "reflecting on lessons learned, blessings received and knowledge gained through both our successes and our failures." Your blog seems off to a great start.

    Oooo... and I get to leave the first comment here.