Hello, Dear Readers!
Since the beginning of my blog, I’ve done my best to write what I felt most passionate about sharing. My truest intent was to tell the story, the whole story, about my daughter Haylie’s journey from a brain-injured baby to a well woman on her way to business school. There were so many twists and turns in that road, so many moments that I felt overwhelmed and alone that my most sincere desire in sharing our story was to reach moms and dads out there who might be where I once was. To reach them and to tell them what I had so much needed to hear, “you can do this, ” and, “you are not alone.”
I once felt so alone in my wish that my daughter be well (when she was not). I thought that, perhaps, my dream for Haylie’s complete and utter well-being, the full promise of her life’s potential, was…maybe…just a dream. And that was painful. To want something and to believe that it is not possible is the root of all suffering. So, what most reasonable folks do is to dial down their desire. They settle. Unfortunately, I just wasn’t built that way. And right now, I’m hot in the throes of getting this book done that explains just how that went for me. But, in the meantime, I wanted to reach out to share the HOPE with other mamas and papas who, like me, have a dream for their child that just hasn’t come to fruition yet (YET). And to hold them up with the hope of possibility that comes from hearing about how someone else has accomplished a similar dream. To say, “it is possible!”
And, the feedback I get from you is amazing and touching and inspiring! Thank you for letting me know how my writing has touched and helped you…that’s why I do it! Now, I want to know what it is that you want to hear more about from me? As I continue to share the story of how we made Haylie well, I want to teach you what I learned about:
The importance of nutrition and diet
Exercise – how and why (and it’s very important)
How the brain learns and how to teach it
Seizures and how we prevent them
Reading, literacy and the brain
Writing and why it matters
And much more!
The question is…what do you most want to read about next? What are your questions, concerns, problems, curiosities? Let me know in the comments or send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
I can’t wait to hear from you!