Update: Since starting this blog in 2010 we have recently welcomed a new addition to our family, a baby boy, Scott. We are now a family of 4.
I am a mother of a 10 month old baby girl. She is my joy. She is a blessing to our lives and a true gift from God. I absolutely love being her mother.
I was born with the physical disability, Athetoid Cerebral Palsy. I have involuntary movements and low muscle tone. It also affects my balance. But I don’t see myself as disabled. I was born like this and I don’t know any other way. My parents didn’t “baby” me nor did I get any special treatment besides what was needed to help me to succeed in life (physical therapy, occupational therapy). I am an independent woman and until I got married in 2004 I lived on my own. I don't use a wheelchair and do not require in home personal care. I am a wife and mother and am able to care for my family and my home. I have a college degree and also work outside the home. I’m tough and I’m stubborn. Where there’s a will, there’s a way.
** Disclaimer: I am not a writer. I am a criminal justice major with a business minor. I am good at problem solving, good with numbers, but not so good with communicating or writing. But as my husband encouraged me to start this blog he said to me that that is the nature of blogs, you don’t have to be a writer. So if there are punctuation errors, sentence fragments, misspellings, too many contractions, sentences that end in prepositions, or entire paragraphs that don’t make one bit of sense, I apologize. My brain just gets ahead of me at times.