The Heavy Call of Motherhood & Fragile X Syndrome

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LeeAnn Taylor

LeeAnn Taylor author of Fragile Face of God was married young and had planned on waiting 5 years before growing her family. Well, as we all know things don't always happen as we plan them, and soon after getting married they had started growing into a family of 5. Three of LeeAnn's children carrying the full mutation of the genetic disorder the Fragile X syndrome.

As a mother with limited income at the time, isolated in her own home, and being emotionally and mentally taxed by 3 young children who depend on her greatly yet cannot emotionally connect with her, my heart just went out to LeeAnn and her story. We will all make decisions as mothers in our lifetime. Some will be harder than others. And there are some decisions in our journeys that leave us feeling guilty, ashamed, alone, like a bad mother, make us aware of our limits and those decisions can still be what may be best for our family. We can never fully understand what each other are going through if we don't open up the doors and see what is going on in the homes of each other. I am so grateful to LeeAnn for sharing her journey with this syndrome, that I know so many other families face and also for giving me a perspective I had not had before into the life of a mother raising a child with Fragile X syndrome. 

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