Most of us who are parenting children with special needs, had some sort of advance warning that our children would have a disorder or diagnosis that would require extra attention and care. Our guest on today’s episode had none. In fact, she was planning for the complete opposite.
Imagine being pregnant for 9 months, expecting to deliver a normal, healthy child, and suddenly, in the delivery room discovering that your brand new baby had a rare skin disorder that could pose a threat to her life. How would you feel? What would you think in that moment? Would you feel lost…broken…maybe hopeless? You would no doubt feel dismayed. Courtney Westlake and her husband, Evan, had no idea their new baby girl, Brenna, had a rare skin disorder until the moment she entered the world. But in the years since, they’ve discovered a different beautiful. I’m excited to share their story with you in today’s episode…
Listen To The Episode.
Notes and Quotes from The Show.
Here’s a little of what Courtney learned from unexpectedly becoming a special needs parent, 6 years ago…
- “I realized I had a choice. I could choose to wake up everyday and find the bad, or I could wake up and find the good.”
- “Ask for help. People around us, love us, and want to be there for us.”
- “We could see the limitations of a diagnosis, or we could see the potential.”
Resources and Links.
You can find Courtney’s work, and more of their story, by visiting www.courtneywestlake.com.
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