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Postcards from Holland

Wednesday, March 30, 2005
marla's dougie poster

Trisha of The Least of My Worries dropped me a line to tell me about a fabulous blog called Postcards from Hollard. The blog -- which is inspired by Emily Perl Kingsley's Welcome to Holland -- is a blog for "families of children with chronic or life-threatening illnesses, or any physical or mental disability, or those that have lost children." The blog was conceived as "a creative and therapeutic outlet for parents to express their thoughts on living a family life different than the one we all envisioned."

Having taken the rather bumpy road to parenthood (via Infertility Lane, Miscarriage Road, and Stillbirth Valley) and having found myself hitting some giant potholes while crossing some rather challenging parenting terrain over the years, I'm always eager to spread the word about parenting resources like this one. I know from first-hand experience that sometimes the only thing that keeps you sane when you're going through a really tough time is swapping experiences with another parent who truly understands where you're coming from and where you've been.

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Trisha dropped by again and told me about another one of her favorite blogs -- a blog maintained by a mom of two whose oldest child, Anni, has had two liver transplants: Falling Down is Also a Gift. The blog's header reads:

One day Anni was twirling and singing one of her original compositions.
"It's my gift!" she declared.
Dizzy, she fell with spectacular gracelessness.
Laying on her back on the tile floor she began flapping her arms and legs
as if she were making a snow angel.
"Falling down is also a gift!" says she.

| posted by Ann D @ 5:26 PM