February 14, 2012

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                                   "Happy Valen-time's Day!" Caroline said to her therapist as she
proudly offered her carefully hand crafted Valentine heart.

The precise pleats of the accordian legs and perfectly placed googly eyes hinted at her
passion for making valentines.

She's been waiting for 'Valen-times' day all year long actually.  Watching "Minnie's
Surprise" (
Mickey Mouse forgets Valentine's day... GASP!) and reading Valentine books every
chance she gets.

And now it's here!

But while she decorated her hearts with gusto, my mind kept wandering to my book
chapter.  Did I write everything I needed to, did I convey MY passion?

... what's this about a book chapter?

If you didn't yet hear about the REVOLUTION, well, it's coming!

A group of Moms (and one Dad) with a common a desire to heal our children have
decided it's time to spread the word about what we've learned along the way.

Launched just last week, the "Thinking Moms' Revolution" received a voracious
welcome from community.  People spoke with their "likes."  Moms wrote saying they've
been waiting for this!

No longer single voices.  We're hitting the streets with our collective knowledge and
telling the tales of discovery and healing.

In the book, each voice has a chapter and each chapter has a story to tell, a story
possibly a lot like yours.


My chapter's about passion.  No, not Johanna Lindsey romance novel style.  More of a
reflection on how the things I'm passionate about have changed through the years.  

Once dreaming of travelling the world and leaving my mark, everything changed with
diagnosis autism.

The quote "
Passion Propels Dreams," rings abundantly true in our community.

So in my chapter, you can read about how, as I became passionate about healing
Caroline, my dreams shifted...

Excerpt from the book:

Which brings me to the "thank yous!"

Never did I imagine being blessed with so many followers, cheerleaders, mentors and
mentees on this journey.  What a group!  You've made this possible.

A heart-felt thank you also to my fellow Thinking Moms (and a Dad).  

Plotting a revolution has made for an exciting week of planning & strategizing with such
a talented group.  Quite frankly, I'm humbled to be included in the ranks.

Are you In?

If you're passionate about healthy living, healing a child or shedding light on a health
care system that's become more interested in the bottom line than the safety and health
of our nation, then perhaps you, too, have been waiting for a REVOLUTION!

And now it's here!

Rebecca Ferguson aka mentos is no longer a member of the Thinking Moms
Revolution.  Still a "Thinker" of course... so rather than delete this post, I've decided to
leave it and include a link to the chapter I was so excited about!

Dreams change. Plans change. Life is messy and complicated,
and also wonderful.

When Caroline began healing, I created a video chronicling her progress. At
first, it was just so we could record her challenges, to channel our frustration in
the face of all of these burdens heaped on an innocent little girl.

The video led to a website, and then a blog. We talk openly of the challenges
we’ve faced, the treatments we’ve tried. We now have followers from all corners
of the earth.

There was a time I wanted to travel the world, and I gave up that idea to heal
my daughter. Now, through our story, the world comes to us.
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