Ever since I was a little girl, I wanted to write a book.
I was never sure what book, but it was an ambition that stayed with me.
My career took the PR route originally, and the book was on the back burner.
I did write an e-book about press releases but it wasn’t THE book.
It took my son being born with DDH to kick-start that dream.
A dream that came true yesterday when UPS delivered a stack of MY books.
A block of paper signifying your life long ambition.
A book that really is made up of blood, sweat and tears from our DDH journey.
A book I believe in.
A book written with passion.
A book by one parent to another to say, this is hard but you will do it.
A book that I hope will be a legacy of Lucas as he is the one who inspired me to write it.
If you know anyone who has encountered DDH in their lives, please let them know about this book.
If you know an expectant mother, please ask her to ensure their baby’s hips are checked at birth.
Sounds crazy but if you have always had sore hips, maybe get them checked because time and again it is missed causing years of pain and suffering.
As our DDH journey continues, with Lucas facing more surgery in November, I hope my words resonate with others in the same situation.
As a friend said earlier this week, DDH isn’t life threatening but it is life changing and that is so true on so many levels.