Meghan has two children and lives in Parma.
How are you and your family dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic?
It’s been hard but it has brought us closer as a family. Staying in more often and playing board games, and watching movies.
What do you do to relax?
Yoga, take time for myself.
What benefits has Connecting for Kids brought to you and your family?
Every year I have found many awesome resources at the Connecting for Kids Meet and Greet. I have met amazing people including a woman whose ministry is hosting free retreats for moms who have kids with disabilities (Shepherd’s Well). Connecting for Kids always provides such helpful resources and they don’t leave anyone out. The organization has information on so many topics.
Which have been your favorite Connecting for Kids resources?
Coffee and Chat programs. It’s been great to give and receive support from other parents that struggle with some of the same things we do. I’ve enjoyed meeting new people that I would have never met if I didn’t have my child.
What I worry about most…
What my daughter will do when we are gone.
The area where I have grown the most...
Patience and learning that it is okay to struggle. Leaving the idea of what I thought was perfect behind,
The best thing about parenting a child who struggles is...
Through my child, we have encountered amazing therapists that have worked with her. It’s also given us the opportunity to teach her sibling that it is okay to be different. For me, it’s helped me to focus on the positives and has taught me how to break out of my shell. It’s been awesome watching her hit each milestone and being proud of how much she has overcome. We have watched her grow as a person, knowing she can overcome anything.