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.
It's nice to meet you! Welcome to my blog. My name is Amy, and my husband and I have three lively kids. We are so happy to share our journey with you. Come along as we learn to embrace the messiness of life, and maybe chase a dream or two along the way.