By Jeani-Rose Atchison
Guest Writer for Wake Up World
Sometimes life throws punches and our ability to take a hit, move out of the way or soften the impact is what propels us to evolve and mature as individuals. For me, raising a large family sometimes leaves me feeling like a well-used punching bag. My family challenges me constantly, and I wouldn’t trade them for the world.
During my fourth pregnancy we had some huge health and life issues and made a decision that moved us half way across the world. When our daughter arrived our life was in turmoil. Thankfully everything calmed down shortly after, but as Caoilinn grew older we realized that there were differences in her personality and learning abilities to the other girls. Though she was bright with numbers and loved music she struggled with speech and couldn’t remember the letters of the alphabet for the first 7 years of her life. If a situation changed from the norm that our daughter was accustomed to she couldn’t cope and that would mean “melt downs” and rages. We consulted therapists and specialists and I cried with frustration and guilt because that is what a mother does.
I didn’t want to hear names for her “condition” and nor did I want any labels associated with it. All I was, and still am, is interested in how I can personally support my child to achieve all that she wants to.
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