About Advocacy and Me
Hi! I’m an advocate…and always will be.
When I was younger, my mother called me “difficult”. <LOL> It was my way or the highway! As I got older, we realized I was just “determined”. But, I loved to help others – not necessarily because they needed help either <wink>. I’ve always viewed the world with a non-judgemental and loving perspective – and always with a mission. Clearly, these traits led me down a path to be an incredibly indpendent advocate.
I have always believed that God provides us with experiences – not only to face the challenges and direction that he has in place for us – but, to help and guide others. It is with these experiences that we can offer our support, guidance and love to others during ther time of need.
Certainly, I have had my share of experiences – and even as a young child – my willingness to put my neck out there for someone else, express my opinions without fear of retribution were the building blocks of the future. Although there were struggles, I believed the challenges I faced throughout life and the determination to get through those challenges would somehow fall together gracefully for bigger challenges to come.
And thus, when my youngest child was born – my prayers to utilize my ability to make a difference in people’s lives came to fruition. My child was diagnosed at a very young age with a rare syndrome (Russell-Silver Syndrome). I’ll save that story for a later date <wink>. It was through this experience that God granted me a way to continue to be independent, determined and loving – all at the same time. It was through advocacy of caring for my child, making sure his needs were met, and now six year’s later – the experience to help and grow with others in similar circumstance…….this affirms for me – I am truly an Advocate today.
I love you boys – all three of you.