was blessed with one opportunity to be a mother. This book
is about how I have grown from the struggles of parenting
my neurologically impaired son.
It started as a book that I wished
someone had given me at the beginning of my journey. I needed
a message of hope and inspiration. It seemed like life was
going to be a real struggle, and it has been. But if I had
known that tucked along the path would be a life lesson in
wholeness that would make my life more meaningful than would
have been possible without the struggle, I would have been
more encouraged. I would have been looking. As it was, I took
off down the path with fear and worry as my companions and
I learned as I went.
This book is about what I learned.
I do not have any secret cure for life's struggles, just a
story with some lessons meant to help make life more hopeful
I discovered that it's not what life
throws at you, it's how you catch it that makes the difference.
We all struggle at some point along the way. This book is
about keeping your chin up so you can catch what's thrown
your way and use it to help you grow. The title Blossom!
and the radiant, filled-with-life flower on the cover represent
nature's transformation - the promise of growth and hope.
This book is about my transformation and that of my son. It
is about human potential and the absolute connection between
the mind, body, soul and spirit. It is meant to comfort. I
hope it will inspire.
I have you walk with me along my path,
so you can see where I was and and how I grew. It was a process.
It began with understanding. I learned that once you
truly understand your struggle, everything else falls into
place. Understanding paved the way to action where I found
that there really was not going to be a "quick fix."
I introduce you to seven ingredients that helped me improve
my personal well being and my ability to rise above the stresses
of my struggle. I learned how to go with the flow, to live
now, to be patient, and to balance my life - pretty potent
lessons for anybody! From there I uncovered the freedom of
acceptance. No more trying to fight my son's disability, control
it, or make it go away. Once I learned to accept it, an unexpected,
transforming growth slowly unfolded like the petals of a newly
opening blossom! I realized that along the way, I had been
given the gifts of wisdom, grace, tolerance, compassion, and
thankfulness - gifts that reveal a depth and wholeness only
to those who struggle.
There is so much life to be lived
between the struggle and the "it's all better."
Please don't wait for the "it's all better" because
it may never be. But that's okay - you can live now, healthfully
and wholly. What starts out to be the most difficult time
of your life can become the most fulfilling lesson of your
life. Come walk with me down my path...keep your eyes open.
Let's start at the beginning.