“Together we are going to beat apraxia.”
It almost seems crazy now, but just 3 years ago Apraxia didn’t have a face. There was not ONE well known person who had fought apraxia and overcome. I was an SLP before my daughter was born and I can tell you after she was diagnosed, even though I was an SLP, the fear, worry, and guilt that gripped me hung onto me and wouldn’t let me go. It haunted
I think we as mothers need to give ourselves more grace. We need to allow and accept our humanity. We need not feel guilty and just know that EVERY stage of motherhood is hard, but also wonderful at the same time. Every stage, every season, has this push-pull of enjoying it and feeling happiness you have never known, and yet surviving it all at once.
Mr. B, here is your beautiful baby girl. My dad would say this to me EVERY birthday. I’m not exaggerating. I was born 10 year after my sister, and it wasn’t customary to hand the baby to the father so early; so when my parents had me and my dad held me for the first time, this phrase was forever burned into his mind. My due date was October 16th.
My friend and apraxia mom Shelley Kelley is so awesome she makes Free Halloween Trick or Treat Cards for kids to use if they still can’t say “trick or treat” yet. I put it on my teachers pay teachers since I can’t add a file to my facebook page. Enjoy and Happy Halloween! Trick or Treat Cards!