(Dennison, Ohio) – Self-directed violence and other forms of self-injury are serious problems that affect children, youth, and families.
Sometimes mothers who only have boys will joke about being happy they never had a girl. I will chuckle and tell them, “That’s because you don’t have a Lucy.” She is a light and a wrecking ball- kind, fierce, loving, and tough. I am in constant awe of my daughter.
So if moms just need a Lucy to understand the joy of having a daughter, it seems I just needed a Hannah, Haley, Cori, Payton, Amaria, Myana, Kaitlyn, Kiley, Leila, and Addy to learn that I was meant to coach girls.
So being a mom isn’t always easy, but being a mom with a physical disability is even harder. I am going to talk about it with you today. I was diagnosed with Charkotmarietooth, and severe hip dysplasia as a teen when my hips popped out and I couldn’t walk. It was in school, English actually, …