Friday, January 7, 2011
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(This is in NO way a plug, I seriously just LOVE this woman and what she does, and I think you might too)
My kids and I have been learning and loving American Sign Language thanks to the Signing Time videos. Rachel Coleman, the creator and one of the stars, is a bit of a hero in our house :-)
Recently, I was reading a story about a mother who was furiously training, not for a marathon or the Olympics... but so she can continue to carry her 9 year old daughter who has cerebral palsy and spina bifida.
I was reading that story late at night, and all of a sudden a light bulb came on. I was reading about THE Rachel Coleman. Signing Time's Rachel! Oh my gosh, I suddenly loved her a whole lot more, lol.
I did a search, and discovered that she also has a blog of her own. I was sick at the time, and literally stayed up for HOURS reading it.
This woman truly inspires me as a mother. If you've got some time one day, read about her reunion with the daughter she placed for adoption years ago. Read Leah's story, and how they discovered she was deaf and what their lives have been like since. Read about how Signing Time got started. Read Lucy's story, and how Rachel doesn't let her be confined to a wheel chair. And if you're anything like me, you'll read all the other posts in between that don't seem to be about anything major, and you'll find her mentioning breastfeeding, natural birth, home birth, and more :-)
The world needs more people like this!