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Happy 2014!  Here we are in a new year yet again!  Hard to believe that this month will mark the second anniversary of my “leap of faith”; the day that I decided I might have something to share in cyberspace.

As I come upon this anniversary, I wish I could say that I have found what I was looking for; my purpose, my path.  But what if that isn’t even what it is all about?

My word for this year?  Quiet.

I have been practicing this on the blog for the last month or so!!  Nothing from me lately, but here I am!

My hope?  To find the strength to be Quiet through the noise of life.

In my attempt to quiet my mind ( a VERY difficult task, I assure you!), I wanted to share something that has been heavy on my mind.

Drumroll……..

The moment we become mothers, whether it be the day that our baby is born from our body, or the day that our child is placed in our arms after waiting for what seems like a lifetime for an adoption to go through, we are forever changed.

Almost instantly, like the flip of a switch, something magical happens.

You may think I am talking about unconditional, undying love, or that feeling that you never knew how you lived before this moment… but that isn’t it (or at least that isn’t what I’m talking about!).

It is the undeniable sense, intuitively, that you absolutely know your child and to take it further, you know when something isn’t right with your kid.

Some call this mothers intuition, others may say that their pathway to Gods voice has been opened up.  Whatever it is, it is completely undeniable.

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From the moment my children entered this world, I have been their advocate.

In the face of doubt , my sole reasoning?  The fact that I just know.  Because I am their mother.

It may not be scientific, it may not be “proven”, but I am here to tell you all that it is SO real.

This is a lesson that I have had to learn and re-learn over the course of being a mother, and despite the fact that there have been times when I have let doubt creep in, in the end, my feelings about my children are always validated.  Always.

In the last few weeks, I have been validated once again and it hurts me to think of how my children would have potentially suffered had I not pushed forward despite the doubt.

There is hope and there are wonderful people out there.  Sometimes doctors, educators, and others who are in the position to listen to you when you have a concern for your child have clouded vision.  So many of these professionals are asked to work under the most challenging conditions and it makes it even that much more important for you to trust yourself and that amazing gift we are given when we become mothers.

It may take a while, but you will find an amazing person that not only listens to you, but hears you.

When that happens, your child’s life will forever be changed for the better.

Never doubt yourself and always be the advocate that your child cannot be for themselves.  I can guarantee with utter certainty, that you will not regret it for one moment!

In fact, being your child’s advocate may just turn out to be your purpose (it might be mine!) on the long, winding, messy path of life :)

Wishing you love and joy as this new year begins,

signature Debbie

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