Saturday, December 13, 2008
Being an adult with FASD is a struggle and a bright light in this holiday season for our family and especially Liz Kulp is that her book The Best I Can Be written when she was almost 13 will be recognized as the Mom's Choice Gold Award 2009 for Best Young Author. Liz's dream was to provide information to people who could not understand how her brain works and how she thinks and enjoys life. The book was a hard struggle for a young person who at that point did not write, each handwritten paragaph copied from recipe cards took over twenty minutes.
It has been a privilege to embrace parenting Liz - a struggle sometimes for both of us, but never without wonder and adventure. My daughter never ceases to amaze me with her insight and how she understands the world. I want to publically congratulate her for risking voicing her opinion and openning the doors for others. Liz will continue to open doors as she transverses adulthood - watch out world - she just keeps on moving forward in a dance that is all hers. - Blessing on the work you are doing in your next book - may it change as many hearts of those who do not understand as The Best I Can Be.
- Love Mom