If I Knew then What I Know Now - a letter to Parents of Newly Diagnosed Kids with LGS
The amazing thing about experiencing hindsight is that you can have a clearer vision of the whole situation. The problem with hindsight is the potential to allow yourself to be filled with second guessing, shame and self-criticism.
Three and a half years ago I began writing a memoir chronicling my journey raising my son Nick. This process for me personally was therapeutic and cathartic. As I wrote the story, there were many days that I cried with sympathy for the young mother that I was 40 years ago. Back then, my burdens weighed heavy and our unknown future loomed large in my daily fears.