A few times a year the staff at her therapy center meet with others in the community that are involved with young children that have either a developmental delay/disability. I spoke in front of maybe 20 women, the only man there was Sam :) They meet about all sorts of topics but open up a time slot for parents to speak about their expiernces with the center. I cried the first time reading it to Sam, but thought I would be OK when it was time for me to speak. But when it was time to speak, I couldn't even make it through the first sentence without the tears starting! If you speak to any parent that has gotten a prenatel diagnosis, it doesn't matter how long ago it was, it is hard to talk about. I still, probably once a day think about what it was like for Sam and I when we found out Stella had Spina Bifida. Hard times.
I made it though my speech, stopping a few times to catch my breath and wipe my tears away. Stella wanted me to hold her so I held her the whole time! It was such a wonderful group of people to speak to and I am really glad I did it. Here it is!!