ETB 25: In this episode I talk with Teresa Trent, author of 3 different mystery series, whose 29 year old son Andrew has a dual diagnosis of Down syndrome and Autism. He's also non verbal, has a seizure disorder and from that he's developed a need for a Peg tube. Andrew is a sweetheart, greatly loved and never in a bad mood.
It's no mystery that accepting your child's diagnosis can be challenging. When Andrew was born, it was very difficult for Teresa. She had a hard time accepting it and did not have the best reaction. It took her about 2 years to just truly accept it and be at peace with it. Though she loved her precious baby all the way through, something just didn't click for her initially.
If that rings true in your case, Teresa encourages you to reset your mind and focus on going day to day, milestone to milestone, living in the present and just enjoying your child.
Teresa started writing at age 49. She believes you are never too old or too young to begin writing. Her Pecan Bayou series includes a character with Down syndrome named Danny.
You can find Teresa's website and all her books at the links below.
Connect with Teresa Trent
Blog: https://teresatrent.blog/ (Books to the Ceiling)
Teresa's Amazon Author Page - https://www.amazon.com/Teresa-Trent/e/B005O7FIE2/
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Embrace the Blessing Facebook Group: http://bit.ly/ETB4ME