I am a dreamer. I always have been. As soon as I accomplish one dream, I start creating the next one. There is something so beautiful about building the life of your dreams. And it definitely connects with my desire to have everything be just the way I like it! But I am also impatient, and uncomfortable with uncertainty. Some days, I wish I could stop dreaming. I wish I could just set it all down and walk away. There are days when my dreams feel impossible.
A few weeks ago, I sat on a couch with a fellow mother. She also has a child with special needs, and she was sharing with me some of the challenges she is facing. Her struggles were very familiar to me. I know a little about the journey a parent goes through when raising a child with special needs. It is a long and winding road, and the first step is one that I haven't heard her mention yet. So I asked her a very important question, as gently as I could. "Have you allowed yourself to grieve?" Her face froze for an instant, then crumpled as the tears started to fall.
I am so glad you are here! Welcome to my blog. This is your space, too. My name is Amy, and I am no stranger to the ups and downs of life. Join me as we search for beauty, authenticity, tell our truth, and hold space for each other in the messiness of life.