Having a daughter with special needs, I immediately connected with Neva. She is wife to Dan, and mother of two adorable little boys: David, 6 and Noah, 2. When their youngest, Noah, was born, he was diagnosed with Down Syndrome.
Neva has been blogging since early 2000. What started out as a project between her and her brother, has now become a valuable resource for mommies searching for more information about parenting, especially when it comes to dealing with the joys and challenges of having children with special needs.
I stumbled over Neva’s Facebook page when a friend “liked” one of her posts. As I read more about her and her family through her blog, I knew I had to get in touch with her. I was inspired by her family’s love and support for Noah as well as her advocacy of creating awareness about her son’s condition.
Here's what happened when I had the pleasure of meeting the whole family one Saturday morning.
It is because of people like Neva that the world is a better place.
Having a child with special needs can be quite challenging. You can either choose to live life to the fullest, or just focus on the obstacles that make you fail to appreciate what you already have. I choose to live my life making valuable memories with my loved ones, memories that I will never be able to replace.
I am a better person because of my daughter, Bern. She has been our little fighter. She has taught me a lot about life. She is the bravest little princess I know and I am so proud to be her mom.