And so our Journey Begins

Posted On June 12, 2011

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I find myself sitting here in a sea of overwhelming information in my journey to help all of my children live their lives to the fullest.   Please bear with me as, for reasons I am sure many of you will understand, I may be a little vague in the way I say things, and some of the wording might be confusing to those on the outside looking in.

Many of you will be aware of the challenging journey that life has taken on for myself and my wonderful family.  Well, this past week, we gained some outside insight from a professional level on some of that, and i am still processing all of that.

My oldest child “thinks outside the box.”  His way of understanding and doing things may very well be VERY different from the way your 7-year-old will see, understand, and do things.  That does not mean that I love him any less, but it just means I must find a way to balance between how I think things should be done, and how he thinks they should be.

Part of the insight we were given, I expected, and even welcome.  The other part, however, is new and unknown to me, from a personal level, and is not what I expected, nor am I certain how to handle it.

Life begins to be a balancing act, between my child being gifted, and yet having challenges that make that not as obvious to those on the outside looking in.

And those of you that know me well, know that now the journey really begins.  I will read every book, article, blog I can get my hand on.  I will delve as deep as I can go into the mechanics, science, and nature of the things we must face as a family.  I know that a united front is key, and that keeping things as consistent as possible is the most important thing we can do, but as of yet, I am not sure how to accomplish that.

I will keep you updated as I can along the way.  This proves to be an interesting journey, and I am not sure yet if I look forward to the ride.


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