This is the time of year when life seems to be stalled. The weather is constantly cold and the sun only shines long enough to give us a slight memory of what it feels like to have daylight. Just when I thought things would never improve, I was renewed with new life, literally. A new little baby was born into the family recently and the smell of a newborn was just what I needed to spark some life into me. There is nothing like youth to revive you when you're feeling down! I am eagerly awaiting spring, complete with all the smell and sounds that will come with it. It is hard to sit idle and wait for a response from a publisher, but when I look around me I see plenty of reasons to be satisified with what I already have. I will spend the last few weeks of winter polishing off my book proposal and making yet even more edits to the manuscript. Although I am never satisified with what I already have on paper, I am more than content with what I already in my life.
I have the privilege of being able to shape the minds and lives of children who are battling disabilities. It can be very trying at times, but more often than not it is very rewarding. As a mother of a child with a disability, I know the struggles that they go through on a daily basis. This allows me to have a little more compassion for the people that I work with.