“You can move mountains, if you only believe.” This was something my mother always told me, I believe my strength came from her and then some. I’ve had to find my inner strength more than my fair share of times, but it has never let me down as of yet.
I also believe that for one reason or another our paths are chosen before we are born. It’s like signing a contract that we are willing to accept and to live just to move on to our next destination. My path wasn’t always so rosy, it had its bumps, potholes and sharp turns that we all experience; just some tend to experience more than others and in varying degrees. That’s what brought life to my book, my need to let other people know that there are others out there who truly understand what you are going through, to the abused children I say, yes I’ve been where you are and I’ve survived, I’m not a victim, I’m a survivor and you can be one too. I can also say that having 5 children with special needs and a disabled husband has its difficulties, but I wouldn’t trade my life for the world. So to the mothers of children with special needs, I too have been where you are, I too have wondered ‘why me’ and I too have cherished every success that my children have obtained.
There are blessings intertwined within the pains that I’ve suffered and yes, I would do it all over again if I needed to. I’m also a parent who has lost children, one to miscarriage at a young age, one to an ectopic pregnancy, one to stillbirth, and another miscarriage recently, but I also believe that all of those things happened for a reason, I may not know all of the reasons and maybe I won’t accept the reasons, but they happened and I’ve had to cope with the loss just like other parents of unborn children. Our hearts are resilient, we do get past the grief, but we never forget.
I’ve also lost both of my parents, my mom to breast, bone and brain cancer in 1997, and my father to heart failure and kidney failure in 2011. I unfortunately understand the heartache of losing your parents.
This is what my book is about, overcoming difficulties, seeing the positives and loving life for what it is and loving the people in my life because they make it what it is.
Until next time....