Monday, November 29, 2010

An Incredibly Great Night!

A great many thanks to you all for your prayers and support.

I was beyond honored to be invited to speak to a class of early childhood educators, early childhood special educators, physical therapists, occupational therapists and speech language pathologists tonight at UAB.

The reason I felt this opportunity was more important than the last was because I was invited by a faculty member from UAB who was in the audience at the Montgomery conference.
I was so worried that I would let her down.
If I didn't do well, not only would I risk losing out on any prospective future opportunities, but I would also have lost the opportunity to educate the people who will soon be making a difference in the lives of families who so desperately need them.
If I don't let my voice be heard, then all of our struggles will be in vain.


It is so important to me to try to do whatever I can to make the journey easier for families who follow behind us.
If there is any way to prevent other families from experiencing the pure heartbreak that we experienced because of hateful comments and shear lack of compassion from medical providers, then I want to make that happen.
Nobody should go through the pain that we went through and the things that we heard and the things that we were told.

I walked out of the building tonight feeling like I honored sweet Addie, our God and each special child that is close to my heart.
This opportunity was such a blessing for me and I cherished each minute.

Thank you all for your continued love and support as we continue on in our "Wait and See World".

4 comments:

Aunt Nonna (Rhonda) said...

I am SO proud of you. Obviously this woman was impressed by you or she would not have extended the invitation to UAB. Keep allowing your voice to be heard....

jennohara said...

What an incredible thing you are doing, Jenn. Thank you for being a voice for all of our children. I can't wait for any future opportunities that may come up for you! I'm so glad it went well! (not surprised at all) but so glad!

Isaacson's said...

Thank you Jenn for all your prayers and I am praying for you too!!!! Just know that all of your words touch my heart no matter what you post!
Sam

Julie said...

How awesome for you! I wish I could have been there to hear it!