Thursday, August 12, 2010

Hopeful Parents

I mentioned in a previous post that I am honored to join the writing team at Hopeful Parents.  Well, today I published my first post (click here to read it) and will continue to post on the 12th of each month.  

This is an amazing site that is a grassroots community where parents who understand what it's like having a child with special needs can connect.  Here is a bit of an introducion on Hopeful Parents from the founder, Christina Shaver:

Consider it a pit-stop in the marathon -- where we can go for attention to our wounds, where we can re-energize our way back on track, where we can look right and look left to see others running too, where we can hear the roar of the crowds cheering us on.
Hopeful Parents is a place of common ground.
We'll introduce you to our diverse pool of talented, thoughtful writers who will share their stories, their feelings, their ups and their downs.
You'll meet parents raising children with physical, psychological, emotional, neurological, sensory, behavioral, social, genetic, and developmental disabilities. Some parents are single, some are married. Some grieve the loss of their child; some grieve the loss of their spouse.
You'll also meet healers -- the "medics" who help us through our run. People we can turn to in our pain; people who can help provide some relief.
These writers -- the parents, the healers -- remind us that we're all on this journey together. We don't have to go it alone.
And with that spirit of togetherness, I invite you to get involved with Hopeful Parents. An easy way to start is by commenting on the posts that move you. Then explore the sidebar. There are quite a few links with ways to participate. Please check them out.

I invite you to visit Hopeful Parents and look around a bit.  I think you will be uplifted.  

1 Comments from readers:

Anonymous said...

I read your message on hopeful parents. In real life I don't "know" and other kids that have troubles so its nice to connect somewhere. AND I could so relate to the transition concerns you are soon facing. We have 6 more months but I am freaking out already. Our school system hasn't dealt with a kid in a wheel chair in at least 10 years. Least bit cerebal palsy, cortical visual impairment and complex medical stuff. YIKES! Looking forward to learning from your experiences. I know Emma will do great!!