About

I’m Lee.  I am a resilient, persistent, determined woman.  I run, I garden, I love the outdoors and I write.  I am happily married, and have 4 kids.  My youngest is Ben, and he’s the reason I’m writing.  Ben was born with Down syndrome.  We adopted him because we have an older child with Down syndrome, and thought it would complete our family to have another child with Down syndrome.  Ben also has hearing impairment, Hirschsprung’s disease, Cyclical Vomiting Syndrome and Functional vomiting.  He’s a survivor of Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia (ALL), and has recently been diagnosed with Parkinsonism, most likely a late effect of his leukemia treatment.

This blog is about my entry into the writing world and about me, a mom trying to tread water in a ceaseless storm.

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One thought on “About

  1. hi,
    Thank you for writing on “I don’t drink.”
    It seems like a lot of the pictures I see on facebook glorify, drinking, “good times”.
    Would you expect to see someone holding a glass of milk or soda? What’s up with the totally
    immature, “glory days”, everyday attitude?
    The other thing which is very common, is the idea that it’s responsible to have a designated driver.
    Yeah, okay, but does that give license to getting sh_t faced falling down slurring your words passed out drunk?

    I’m an alcoholic. I haven’t tasted alcohol for 4 years. So, I’m not censorious of regular, like you say a glass of wine.
    But, the time, we as a society, and the priorities around this issue deserve a serious look.

    Like

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