Exclusive Article About C.J.’s Family

To grandmother’s house we go. #14hourdrive #cabinfever

Back in April I was contacted by Ravali Reddy, a super-smarty student at Stanford University who is an undergraduate communication major (class of 2014, whoot whoot!) and a huge fan of Raising My Rainbow.

She wanted to write about our family as a narrative story for the magazine journalism course in which she was enrolled.  I’m a former communication major myself, at a school much lesser-known than Stanford, one with a religious affiliation that might disown me as an alumni if they found out about this blog.  I kindly obliged the request and granted Ravali access to our family that I had never given any member of the media before or since.  I’m glad I did.  Click here to read her finished piece.  

My boys fell in love with Ravali — it probably had something to do with the fancy kites she gave them and the carousel rides she took them on.  They are not above bribery.

We’re visiting Grandma and Grandpa Colorado, so you may not hear from me for a week or so — partly because I’m going to chill during my vay-cay and partly because they are apparently in the running for the world’s slowest wi-fi and, frankly, I don’t have the patience to upload a post plus pictures.  It’s like watching paint dry, water heat to a boil, Lindsey Lohan try to stay sober.

Cheers from an unpaved road near the Continental Divide,

C.J.’s Mom

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13 Responses to Exclusive Article About C.J.’s Family

  1. Reblogged this on Overseas Experiments and commented:
    Due to personal circumstances, I haven’t updated my own blog in a while. I have good and bad things alike to share once I do, but for now, sharing something nice from a fellow WP blogger. Enjoy.

  2. Hi, there! I’ve loved your blog for a while: it’s honest, funny and totally inspiring, which is why I thought of you for the Inspiring Blog Award! Congratulations! http://taliamarcheggiani.wordpress.com/2012/07/21/the-inspiring-blog-award/#more-1565

  3. It’s so nice to see positive stories like this published in the media. We are all real families with real children! Thanks so much for sharing your story.

  4. Krista says:

    I loved the article, thank you for sharing. Really, thank you for sharing your life with us. You have helped me in my journey and it has meant the world.

  5. jungalero1101 says:

    Great article. I ended up printing out the end quote as a reminder, as it’s so true. Thanks as always for sharing and helping others, including myself, continue to grow as people and a society.

  6. Great article and glad to keep up with all of your adventures. FYI, Disney On Ice should be rolling in there in the next few months. You should plan a trip.

  7. Wonderful article. Thank you for your blog.

  8. Tommy says:

    In time, this WILL be a major motion picture, or a TV series. It will pay for the boy’s college educations. I will buy the first C.J. lunchbox to hold my adult Depends and medications and strap it to my electric scooter when it happens. Love to your family+++++++

  9. Ally says:

    Wonderful article! It will be so cool one of these days when CJ is older for him to look at this and realize he had people all over the world enjoying stories about his childhood and rooting for him every step of the way, holding him our thoughts and prayers. To future CJ, you rock ;-)

  10. Thiago says:

    Great article! Very sensitive the beginning.

  11. antarabesque says:

    My heart sunk to read you lost friends as a result of freeing C.J. to live life abundant. Continued blessings upon you all.

  12. Jwr says:

    Thanks for sharing a very well written article. I will be using the article when I need help introducing my son’s preferences and behavior. Thank you for sharing your adventures with nonconformity. I love every post.

  13. Liz says:

    what a brilliant article about your fantastic blog!!

    I totally enjoy reading your adventures with CJ and admit that most of them leave me in tears of joy that he is so supported by an amazing family and have shared it with my friends as an example of tolerance, thinking outside our pigeon holes and embracing individuality

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