Please click on the following link, read, and come back: Welcome to Holland

Seriously, click the link and come back.  It’s short and worth the read.  I promise.

This is the best analogy I’ve ever heard about dealing with any type of a special need (especially with children) – physical, social, emotional, or anything in between.  We all have our dreams or expectations of what it will be like to be a parent.  When the realization hits you that your exact dreams are not going to happen…it’s a bit devastating.  But…ultimately it comes down to doing what you need to do for the well-being of your child(ren) because you love them.  You switch gears and adapt.  I absolutely LOVED the Holland analogy.

I think the most important element from the story, for me, was remembering the fact that I do have lovely aspects of Holland all around me.  It’s time to do some more sight seeing around here.