We just returned from the CdLS Conference in Chicago. This year it was a last minute decision to attend. I knew we couldn’t stay away and the chips fell into place for us to get there so how could we say no?
It was productive, informative and lots of fun, but most of all it was an opportunity to feed our spirits. We had grown weary over the past year with Baylee’s behavior issues and most of all, we needed to be in a place where our spirits could be rejuvenated. A place where Baylee is “normal”. A place where we wouldn’t be judged. A place where we can laugh together. A place where others are living our lives.
We’ve come back renewed. We have new ideas on how to help Baylee. Most of all we’ve come back reminded that we aren’t alone. As Julie Mairano said in her speech at the Saturday night banquet….when we see each other, we know we are a part of each other.
How will we wait two more years to feed our spirits again? We’re already looking forward to Dallas 2010!
Thank you to all who made the 2008 CdLS Conference possible! We appreciate you and we are very grateful.