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Not taking it personal.

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There are times when I hear or read comments about how well a friend's child can read, interact, write their name... and deep in my heart I feel a spark of envy and sadness.  Not that I ever wish that child did not do those things, I do think it is wonderful.  And not that I think the parent is bragging just to make themselves look good.

I'm envious and sad at times because I know first hand, see it, live it everyday....the struggles that David has.  

I remember being in a conference and the speaker mentioned her granddaughter and how at this extremely early age she was using full sentences and "big words", and she could do this, and she could do that by such and such age.  

I remember as well, having tears stream down my face because I knew that David did not have a chance to experience such things.  I know the difficulty he faces in trying to communicate sometimes.  I feel his frustration AND become frustrated myself with that difficulty manifests itself in fits of ch…

Unapologetically me!

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Beginning a new journey can often mean taking a hard first step.  We realize we are going to take risks, expose our hearts, our dreams, our hopes, our fears, the things that others may find 'sad' about us or maybe even delightful.

And I begin this journey with a tough first step.  So many thoughts swirl in my mind, yet where do I begin to lay the groundwork.  I've thought about over the last couple of days as I decided to make a public blog.  Where do I begin to set the train in motion?  And then it hit me just moments ago as I talked with my youngest son.  I realize that I do things "differently" than many people around me.  We're all on a journey but we can be on separate paths.  Nothing wrong with that at all!  And there comes a time in each of our journeys that we  hold strong to what we know, what we believe, what we've learned, what we've unlearned and what we are going to learn!  We become unapologetically ourselves.  That is what makes us uniqu…