An educator for 20 years, a mom for 18, I have become a writer to share what my three daughters ages 17, 13, and 8 have taught me.
My youngest daughter, Christina, has Down syndrome and has inspired my second career as a writer. I had to tell the world what a wonderful gift she is to our family and not to be afraid if you are expecting a child with special needs.
I have a book coming out this fall, entitled "A Special Mother is Born" which is a collection of 30 stories from moms like me who want to share the joy their children have brought them. Despite the dire predictions of the doctors.
gardening, biking, hiking, camping, learning to cook new vegetable dishes, singing folk music, watching classic movies and enjoying my girls while they are girls!
Random Fact About SpecialMother
I speak fluent Spanish.
Irish and Bluegrass music, Mozart, Haydn, Schubert, Beethoven and Puccini, Gregorian Chant
Favorite Books & Authors
"The Story of the Trapp Family Singers"
"Life is a Blessing"
James Herriot's series
Maeve Binchy novels
Favorite Movies & Shows
"Return to Me"
"O Brother Where Art Thou?"
"The Passion of the Christ"
"I am David"
"The Sound of Music"
Causes & Charities
I began KIDS Keep Infants with Down Syndfrome with my friend Eileen Haupt who also has a daughter with Down syndrome to call attention to the tragically high (90%)abortion rate of babies with Down syndrome.
Maria Von Trapp told a story about making a wish to become a writer in her forties. Her autobiography which became "The Sound of Music" changed the world.
If she could become a writer in her 40's so can I!