Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Let The Blogathon Begin!
The day has come when the blogathon begins... so I thought I would start by talking about my current manuscript that I'm writing. It's titled The Path Less Chosen and is the story of my life, from the day I was given to my parents by Catholic Charities (I was adopted at 7 weeks of age) up to the present. I will share for the first time about my 21 years of abuse (physical, sexual, emotional), about my molestations, my rape and all of my bad choices in men... before I found "The One" who I am married to. My book talks about what it was like becoming a mom at 19 and choosing to stay single, and then doing it again 1 1/2 years later and still refusing to marry the biological father. My second daughter was born with Down syndrome and hydrocephalus. I married my husband and we quickly added another daughter to our family, she was born with cerebral palsy and later diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome, mood disorder, an eating disorder, anxiety disorder and amblyopia. Three years later I suffered an ectopic pregnancy, then the following year I had our son Noah who was stillborn. I thought I would never return from the black hole that I sunk into, but 2 months later I found myself pregnant with my next son and then one year later I was bringing home my next son. My first son is cognitively impaired and is diagnosed with PDD-NOS. My youngest son was born with Fetal Valproate Syndrome, static encephalopathy (due to a traumatic delivery), mood disorder, he too is cognitively impaired and has PDD-NOS. My husband is also diagnosed with 13 conditions that the present time thanks to his time in Desert Storm.
My book is about the many triumphs that my children has had, the challenges that we've faced as a family and how we've made it through. I've also lost both of my parents, my mother in 1997 to breast, bone and brain cancer, and my father just 7 months ago to renal failure and cardiac issues. I've suffered many losses in my life, but I am still a fighter and will overcome any obstacle that is put in my path. After all, I am the glue that holds my family together!
Until next time....