Thursday, September 27, 2007

This I Believe




The essay that I wrote for NPR's "This I Believe" has been posted. Click HERE to read it.

Thanks to Jennifer at Pinwheels for all of her thoughtful comments about the essay!


14 comments:

Timothy and Beth said...

Hi Amy,
Thank you for sharing this article. I love this program on NPR and your article was uniquely touching to read because I know you and know the characters in your story. If you don't mind, I'd love to share your story with parents I just met of a little girl I am seeing this year. She is in kindergarten. I think they would relate to the experiences you've had and your reactions to life with Joe.
Tell Joe and Emma, we love them and miss them.
love,
Aunt Beth, Uncle Tim and Paul

Michelle said...

what a great essay! thanks for sharing it.

Tutu said...

Dear Amy,
Thank you for sharing your heart. I would also like to share your words with parents & my coworkers. Love, Judi

Special Needs Mama said...

Congratulations. It's beautiful.

rebecca said...

How wonderful!!!! It's perfect.

S. said...

Thank you! I have been thinking for the past 3 or so years that this would be the perfect forum to share what we believe about our kids! (Don't know why I didn't ever pick up a pen and do it, but thank you for speaking up for our children!)

About celebrating the ordinary--L. said "egg" today--I know that a parent couldn't be more prouder if he had won an olympic gold medal!

S. said...

"more prouder"--now there is some good grammar! haha! I guess I should pay more attn. when commenting!

Alice said...

Your article touched me a great deal. I don't quite know how to phrase it here, but having been through similar emotions and situations, I too feel that my life has been deepened. Thank you for expressing it so well.

Kim Ayres said...

A very moving article - thank you for sharing

jennifergg said...

Oh, no, thank YOU. I meant every word, and thank you for this beautiful writing.

QB said...

Dear Amy,
I often come and read about you and the children. I remember the first day we visited you at the new house and I held Joseph. Ending my own childbearing with a death made holding your Joe ever so more precious. I don't think of him as different, or special or more challenging. I think of him as your son, Joe, little brother to Emma, and I'm thankful for this technology that allows me to keep up with his growing and all of your lives. Thank you for sharing yourself with all of us!

Barbara Toman

Sustenance Scout said...

Amy, I'm visiting via Pinwheels and I just printed your essay, which I love. So glad I stopped by. K.

Nephesh said...

Beautiful and poignant and true. Thank you for sharing your feelings, your experience. Joseph is all that is suppose to be, right in this moment, and he'll go on to be much more than we ever could have anticipated. Our children are magnificent. Aren't we so lucky to be part of this life?

Michelle said...

What a beautiful, touching essay.

I'm glad we didn't know ahead of time, but i didn't know why. Your words sum it up perfectly.