How many times have we looked in the mirror and felt frustrated at what we saw? For many of us, many times a week. Let’s face it, our bodies are not what they used to be. Not, 20, 10 or even 5 years ago. If you’ve changed for the better, that’s a great space to be in. But if your body has changed into something you are not comfortable with or you just want to change it to be healthier, LISTEN UP!
In a world where so many things are taken for granted, it is not often that parents realize how TRULY blessed they are to have children without special needs. But on the flip side, those parents that DO have children with special needs are VERY special parents that have been blessed with a gift that most cannot care for. I know of one very special parent that has sacrificed life as she once knew it, to care for her daughter. I admire her more that words can express. She was chosen by a higher power to give birth to a very special little girl, my 8 yr old niece, Storm Asenath. This is a candid interview with my sister, Sabrina. In this interview she speaks openly about her and her daughter’s battle with Autism. It is time to listen.
When did you find out the gender of your baby? How did you feel? Was a girl your preference?
I found out the sex of my baby about two months before she was born when I had my second sonogram. I was so excited when the doctor said it was a girl. I even asked her if she was sure it was a girl. I wouldn’t have minded having a son but if I was only able to have one child., I would have wanted a daughter.
There are many things in our world that are described as blue; people, places, things and even a state of being. These various shades of blue manifest themselves in our lives via a multitude of avenues. There are people named Blue, the most famous at the moment would be Blue Ivy (Jay-Z and Beyoncé daughter), a genre of music called “The Blues”, a state of being when you are depressed, and there is even a city in India commonly referred to as the “Blue City” (Jodhpur), due to the vivid blue-painted houses around the Mehrangarh Fort.
First it starts as a dream, a wish or a vision of something you want to achieve, that’s the easy part. From there it sits in your mind until you either draft an action plan, abandon the idea altogether or let it sit in the recesses of your mind until it collects dust, fades away or dies. Sounds rather harsh, right? Yes, it is harsh, because that’s what we do to our dreams. The flickers of hope that dance through our minds like snowflakes that are rarely seen in southern Texas. The amazing ideas that are left lifeless on the cutting room floor. The ground breaking innovations that stay locked inside our minds for fear of… failure. Yes, I said it, failure. Well that’s one thing I’ve learned in life, in order to succeed at anything, you have to have failed at SEVERAL things before.