What was the most surprising thing about becoming a parent?
How scared I was to know I was responsible for a precious gift. I was terrified to keep him safe.
Tell us about one of your proudest parenting moments.
That I did not break him, he will still need therapy by the time he is an adult though, I am sure.
Was it difficult for you to participate in this project?
A little, I had to go back to how nervous I was handling my newborn at the beginning.
What Strength did you pull from to get past the fear and contribute?
That I survived it! And he is ok. He is a good kid.
Do you believe participating in this project has changed you in any way?
Absolutely, I met some great fellow survivors and realized I wasn’t alone.
What is the greatest lesson you have learned from your children?
Patience, Grace, Understanding, Compassion and that he is smarter and more rational than me.
When you are not writing or parenting, what do you love to do?
Spend time connecting with my kid as a human being and others in my community!
Christina is the author of How Far Will I Run, A Memoir which focuses on how she has made a conscious choice to be an asset to society despite her childhood traumas. Her passion for running is in alignment for how she lives her life in a day to day environment. Creating a space to always go a little bit farther, accomplishing feats that were once thought to be unattainable, she appears to continually train for life’s marathon. Her book is her journey as a committed student of compassion and growth, who loves and serves to the best of her ability.
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