A letter to my children from a mother with HD

I am not the blogger I want to be. But my friend Sarah is living with HD… living with dignity, strength, vulnerability, and honesty. Her words never fail to move me! Check our her work.

Huntington's Disease and Me

Noah, Ezra, and Mark,

I am so proud of the young men you are becoming and have become. Each with your own charming personality, you are all honest, loving, and compassionate.

There were many times when you were growing up that I smiled when it felt like I was dying inside. There were also times when I couldn’t even muster up a smile. I was emotionally absent.

Many times I would physically remove myself from your presence so you wouldn’t have to see it. Because I thought it was better for you.

There were harder times still, when I realized after great struggle, that the best thing for you was to allow other parents to take care of you.

People who aren’t my sons have told me I was a bad mother. They have told me that it was my job to be there for you no matter what and…

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About Dawn Quyle Landau

Mother, Writer, treasure hunter, aging red head, and sushi lover. This is my view on life, "Straight up, with a twist––" because life is too short to be subtle! Featured blogger for Huffington Post, and followed on Twitter by LeBron James– for reasons beyond my comprehension.
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