Mom Brag

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Registered: 03-19-2008
Mom Brag
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Sun, 04-11-2010 - 4:16pm

My 14 year old DD with Aspergers is interested in writing and bands. Heres the brag part. She won a YMCA poetry contest last month and I just found out that she is being published and paid for a short story she wrote. This writing interest of hers might very well end up being a career.

This is huge for us as this daughter has been living in the shadow of two older successful sisters wondering what is 'wrong' with her for many years. Now its her turn to shine.

anonymous

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Registered: 06-25-2003
In reply to: tsunami2008
Sun, 04-11-2010 - 4:21pm

Yay! it is always wonderful when our kids start to emerge.

Well done to her. And to you.

-Paula

visit my blog at www.onesickmother.com

-Paula

visit my blog at www.onesickmother.com
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Registered: 06-03-2006
In reply to: tsunami2008
Tue, 04-13-2010 - 7:30am

Being published is awesome ! Being paid is awesome ! Doing both at age 14 is incredible! Doing all this while havings Aspergers is a credit to you Mom.


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Registered: 04-21-2008
In reply to: tsunami2008
Tue, 04-13-2010 - 11:48am
Wow, that is fantastic! That kind of news definitely warrants a brag. ;) Congratulations to your daughter.

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Registered: 11-28-2006
In reply to: tsunami2008
Tue, 04-13-2010 - 5:38pm
Thats wonderful! Especially to find an interest she has that could turn into a future career! How many of us worked, just because we had too, and never was able to work in our field of interest? NOw thats a great job, when you love it too.