Why I Write
There are moments in a person’s life that change everything. Birth. Marriage. Death.
Until the point of LP’s birth, I had experienced quite a few of those life changing moments. I don’t minimize their impacts on me. Finding love, losing family, creating life, each one of those altered me in ways I will spend my life trying to comprehend.
Learning that my son had Down syndrome, however, was unlike anything I had ever experienced. It fractured my world in a way that I feared could never be repaired. The first moment I suspected it was like the tiniest of pebbles, flying and hitting a car windshield. That small pebble created a web of cracks and fissures, shattering what I thought were my hopes and dreams for the future.
What I didn’t know, however, was that all that broken glass would give way to something amazing. Nothing is broken. We are happy. Everything is as it should be. I’m still figuring it out. I’m also seeing more light than I had ever realized was possible in this life.