Shock of all shocks I ‘m posting and it’s not Sunday! Why, do you ask? Well, Laura Sauer, a wonderful mom has asked me to do a guest post on her very important and personal blog:
Families Coping With Infant Stroke
This post is very personal and recounts some of my initial feelings when I first realized my beautiful daughter Lizzy had something wrong with her. For those of you who expect a little laughter along with my posts, I have to say, I’m not very funny here.
Like Laura and her family, our family has been forever changed by having a member who has a neurological disorder. Laura’ infant son suffered a stroke in utero. Lizzy’s extensive brain damage is most likely caused by genetic factors.
Though our stories are different we both feel the more information and real families people meet the harder it will be for the world to dismiss those who may be different. I am so grateful and honored that Laura asked me to guest post. Please stop by and let me know what you think!!
I have the most amazing readers and always appreciate the support you give me week after week! Thank you! Much love to you all.
I don’t know if I was supposed to comment there or here. I can’t imagine what life is like for you or your friend Laura. I admire both of you for your willingness to put it all out there for the rest of the world to see/hear.
The closest I have ever come to dealing with a special needs child was when my two-year old son (now 24) broke his left femur and had to be in a full body cast for 7 weeks. The looks, the unspoken comments, everything was hard.
With that being said, I apologize for any rude things I may have said to others in situations similar to yours or Laura’s, whether just unthinking or unknowing.
Spilled Milkshake says
I love you!
Thank you both so much!!!! Much love to you both!!
Just Another Mom of Twins says
Got your message on VoiceBoks but have no idea how to respond so came over here to say hi…now following.
Off to read you guest post…and more about you and your family! 🙂
I don’t really know how to comment on this one..
I just wanted to let you know that you’re an amazing woman. Your writing is amazing just like you, and I love following you.
Thank you for educating me on something that I really had no idea about..
thank you for sharing your story….honest direct information from those living with challenges inform all of us how to related in more informed ways…
thank you for letting us in.
Not Your Ordinary Agent says
You rock!!!! http://homesandbabies.blogspot.com
Columba Lisa says
Wow! Love and blessings to you and your family. Visiting from VoiceBoks.
You really are just so awesome … I truly think you are 🙂
Children with special needs bring so much joy into the lives of those they touch that it somehow lessens the pain that parents and loved ones go through as we help them along their journey!
I applaud you for your strength and your faith and your honesty! ~Love & Hugs, Mitzi
About A Mom says
Thank you so much for sharing your story! I got your Voiceboks friend request and am stopping by to check out and follow your blog! Please drop by http://aboutamom.com and say hi!
Rachel Joy says
You guys have so much strength and patience to do what you do. I still believe that every child is a blessing and is destined to do great things…despite it all.
Mommy LaDy Club says
Thanks so much for sharing Kathy:) Blessings to you and yours,
Fantastic, hearfelt, honest, heartbreaking, uplifting, wonderful.
I have very high regard for mothers and caregivers of children with special needs. May your tribe increase.
Janie via vB
I can’t stop saying how grateful I am that you posted on my blog. Thank you for sharing your story and thank you to all of your wonderful readers for their heartfelt comments!!!!!!
Thank you all so much! The support I get here is amazing and you will never know what it means to me!!
Laura, thank you again for asking me to post on your site!! I so admire what you are doing with your site.
Much love to you all!! “See” you again on Sunday!!
I’m glad to be part of your blog and thanks for stopping by mine. This post really touched my heart, God will continue to remain your strength as you take good care of your kids.
Have a great weekend.
Visiting from voiceboks.
Army of Moms says
Thank you for sharing your story. You are only as sick as your secrets. The more you talk about this the more healing you and your wonderful special children will experience. I blog to get off my chest the frustration I feel raising boys. Your blog uses humor too for you to express yourself. Thanks again for sharing somthing so personal.
Rebecca Bany says
I’m a new follower.
Thanks for sharing your story with us.
I’m also a new follower and really appreciate your post. What an amazing story!
Hot Air 1 says
Always amazing to know all the character behind the giggles – our God is an awesome God.
Once again I have to thank you all for your great comments and support. It means so much to me. It is great to have a place to share the joys and pain of raising a child with special needs. I once again thank Laura for asking me to post on her wonderful site. Much love to you all!
RJ, the Hope Coach says
I admire your courage. And I know that you don’t always feel courageous. So for those moments/days/months when you struggle to just get up in the morning and faith seems a concept not a reality, borrow some courage from dear friends. Your gifts are amazing and your willingness to share your journey is precious.
RJ, the Hope Coach
mom in rome says
kathy, you totally deserve your readers!!
Dayna Musto says
Visiting from VB. Love your blog girl. Check out my giveaway at http://www.greatbeautybuys.com.
sandbox gems says
Thanks for sharing your life with us, Kathy! I think it helps to have humor and a way of looking at life with gratitude and acceptance. Such a more beautiful journey that way. Your kids are blessed to have you both for parents and you are blessed to have 3 beautiful, special, kids! Hope your summer is going well!