Tuesday, April 28, 2009

The Gentle Giant

I'd like to introduce you to my little Gentle Giant. Her name is Abrielle, but she prefers to be called Abby.

Abby will be 4 this summer, but this photo was taken when she was 9 months old. It was about that time that I first logged on to www.autismspeaks.org suspecting that something was different about my first child. I think I'd suspected it since the day she was born. But it would be months before I let myself act on what I recognize now as my first example of what is known as a "mother's intuition."

(I had to take a moment to cry a little as I typed that last sentence.)

I've decided to start this blog as a way of telling our story. Mostly as a therapeutic act for myself, but also, hopefully as a means of possibly helping someone else who might find themselves in a similar space in their own life.

Photography is my latest and my most favorite hobby on a long, long list of hobbies. This blog will showcase some of my favorite photos of Abby and anything else that floats her boat or mine.

Please leave me comments. I'd love to hear what you might have to share. Many blessings and Happy Spring!


paula said...

I am so happy you started this blog. She is just precious in this pic:)

Trojan Gayle said...

I discovered this blog via your comment on Sally's Blog. I am looking forward to following your story. Great opening post. much love Troj

My name is Erin. said...

Thank you both so much! My heart sings! :)

Dani G said...

While I wish you weren't going through what I'm going through, I love hearing about other GIRLS on the spectrum!! We're in this together, sister!

My name is Erin. said...

So true, Dani! Welcome to my blog. I look forward to hearing more from you in the future!