Let me introduce you to Liela Joy Marie Fuller; writer, author, poet, and mom to Malachi. I met Liela through an online writing group. When her book, Life's Reflection came out, I knew I wanted to support her and her work. It was one of the best things I bought with $10! The poems in her book are so raw, real and well... reflective! My favorite poems in this book are Love Soup, Distant Friend and of course, Malachi.
One of the things that stood out for me in this interview was Leila's perspective that mothering a special needs child is "part of your story." Early in my own journey with special needs mothering, when it got super tough, I would think that this was all a bad re-write to my true story, not so! As I accepted this part of my life's tale I began to see possibilities.
Now on to the interview!
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