A List Maker's Life: New Associations

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

New Associations

In the past I've met with friends where I was defined as teacher, Hope College alumni, mom of a preschooler, Christian woman, city newcomer, and more. These pieces are, and will continue to be, part of me. 

Last night I met with an amazing new group of women, giving me a new association - spina bifida moms.

I will admit that joining these ladies took a lot of courage. I had, and continue to have, so many questions about what life is going to look life for us and for Gabe. Hearing much of what these moms are dealing with, as well as their perspective on day to day life, was inspirational. Yet, it was frightening.

Today my head is bursting with new information, new questions, new to dos, and new hope for our new journey.
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  1. Praying for you, sweet friend!

  2. glad you could plug in... love you!

  3. I'm so glad that you could join us last night. :) It took a lot of courage to meet with us and I'm so glad that you did. Please know that I am here...if you need me. :) Always in our prayers.

  4. That is great that you found some other Moms to talk to. I'm sure it was very difficult, but very helpful at the same time.

    I will continue to pray for you all!

  5. Hi Katie,

    I came across your blog using the #spinabifida hashtag on Twitter.

    My name is Laura, and I'm a 23-year-old with Spina Bifida. Just wanted to let you know that it is inspiring and uplifting to see moms like you who worry about their kids and want to invest in them wholeheartedly.

    I also wanted to let you know that it's going to be okay! I'm graduating from college in August, and while not all people with SB are alike (as you will soon find out!)

    I invite you to check out my Web site at: http://www.holdinoutforahero.org/

    God Bless you & your family!

    Laura ;)

  6. Sorry I didn't finish that thought! LOL I need more caffeine! I meant to say that, although not all people with SB are alike, there is so much to be hopeful for, especially now that science is catching up and making it easier for us to lead normal, happy lives.


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