Hi. I’m Heidi.
Welcome to my world of hope and depth. I’m not a fan of small talk. I’d rather talk about the real, the raw, and the road of life.
I married my complete opposite, and then we adopted. Twice.
I’m an adoptive mom and a special needs Mom. I had no idea how our lives would change when our son was diagnosed with multiple special needs eight years ago. He had come home at thirteen months old. By eighteen months old he had four diagnoses, including profound hearing loss (deaf), cerebral palsy, failure to thrive. Down the road we added epilepsy. Six years later, I had no idea we’d decide to adopt again, this time choosing a special needs child. Well, that’s not really what happened. She chose us. Our four-year-old daughter has low vision and has been with us for almost a year.
I have a heart for the special needs parent. As I began my own journey as a special needs parent I fought this strong desire for community, understanding, and relatability. I want you to know you aren’t the only one hiding in the closet after a seizure, a bad day, a new diagnosis, or ___________ (you fill in the blank). I dream of inspiring and giving hope to you when you need it the most. If you aren’t a special needs parent, I want you to read the good and the bad. The detours we’ve taken? They’ve taken us to some of the grandest places I’ve ever known.
I decided a long time ago to stop sugar-coating this life we live.
Welcome to my transparent. I hope you’ll stay a while.