Easy as A, B, C . . . from CC
My story is about a special little guy we adopted and how he taught us to care for him and learn from him—lessons we never thought possible. The struggle, making stupid or brave decisions, starts with taking a child no one wanted.
It quickly turns into a standalone, undefeatable battle in a world where value can be misplaced or lost. A community of skeptics who can’t see a bigger picture forces us to fight hard to find doctors, nurses and others: the believers, who share our views and want to help make a difference. Who fight for those who can’t fight for themselves but deserve to be valued.
The story starts off with my naiveté—love alone is enough to raise any child. This thought catches me unprepared. The love concept helps glue us as a family, but the real strength is conviction and refusal to give up which carries our unique family through trials unseen.
The story is important to me so people know of my son, but as I write the pages I realize I have to be vulnerable and relive the pain and the joy. Letting the world know my heart, my flaws, my lessons, is harder than I ever imagined, but if just one family is helped by the words of another mother who has been there, it is well worth it.
Thanks for sticking with me as I learn from the best teacher ever to put words to paper. I learn from Brenda and Herb and suggest you enroll in her class if you have anything you see yourself writing. She has so much love and knowledge to share with anyone willing to take a chance to tell your own story. I could not and would not be able to do this without the instruction and friendship of both of these incredible people.
See you day-after-tomorrow for Friday’s Friends