Welcome! My new blog features the highlights of an amazing true story, from the beginning. It started with the car accident and my daughter Beth's expectation that everything would be okay. My next post will focus on the first weeks after her injury. Future posts will take us across the country and around the world.
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My article, Caregiving is an Art, has been published by AbleThrive, a growing global resource on disability. Check out over 40 of my articles and guest blogs related to my memoir, Struggling with Serendipity, on my Press and News webpage.
My daughter's disability was entirely my fault.
All the things that a mom should do? I failed at the most important one, to keep my child safe. Beth was fourteen years old when I fell asleep at the wheel. She watched the car flip three times and land upside-down in a dark Ohio field.
Unable to move on a bed of glass, Beth reassured me, saying, "I'm okay. Everything will be okay."
And it was. Eventually. In time.
I wish I had known that at the beginning. Despite my life's work with disability, I could only see everything that she had lost. Because of me.
At first, I thought that Beth would be limited by her spinal cord injury. Today, I am happy to have been wrong.
This new blog will share the highlights of an amazing journey. I hope you will come along!
A mom with a story
to share about injuries that never heal and fortunate accidents. About guilt, disability, perspectives, and unexpected adventure.