There’s something about having someone in your life with unique needs that pushes you. Out. Of. Your. Comfort. Zone.
Caleb has certainly done that to me - all the time! I’m actually pretty much an introverted extrovert (or the other way around - I never know which is which 😆) I love being around lots of people, and while it energizes me, it takes me some down time to recover. I don’t get that luxury of rest so much anymore. We run at full tilt from morning to night. Meeting new people, learning new information, trying new things.
Getting involved in the larger disability community has also challenged me. Learning from others and sharing what I can with those in our area. I work not for money anymore, but for a parent to tell me that they’ve learned something, tried something or helped someone else because of information I’ve told them about. I like to think of myself as a big “dot connector”, sharing resources and information with families. Because....we can all learn from each other and we can all teach someone something. Our experiences bring us together and hopefully help move us forward together.
So today’s a great day for me, as our conference planning committee kicks off the annual “Connecting the Dots” conference. State and local agencies coming together with families to network and exchange information with each other. It’s exciting and overwhelming and awesome all at the same time - I love it! But boy, will I sleep good tonight. 😆😴 Say a prayer that all goes well! 🙏🤞 #ctd2018 #fcc4 #uniqueneeds #disability #igersjax #familycarecouncil #florida #calebscrew💙💛 #wbw .