Although this is my first blog, this is not the start of my journey.

My name is Loretta and I have a beautiful, sweet, funny, charming little boy named George.  George is a little bit over 3 years old and has some significant developmental delays.  My husband and I are yet to hear his first words.  As I write my first book about my journey with George, I’m reminded of how far we’ve come and excited at the promise of things to come.

In all honesty, it is the hardest fucking thing in the world being a parent.  Nothing and no one can prepare you for it; but it is wonderful and the most amazing thing I’ve ever done.  There have been some magnificent milestones and we are working hard through speech and occupational therapy to make sure that George continues his development and achieves some more.  Throughout this journey I have grown as a person, as a mother and as a wife.  I have learnt strength, persistence, determination and a love like no other.  I believe that the best growth can come from the hardest challenges and some of my darkest days have brought about some wonderful changes.

My son is the light of my life and I am so proud to be his Mum.  In the last 12 months my life has changed dramatically.  I have enlisted the help of professionals and grown a network of support for my family.  I have started my own business and started writing my first book.  I am so excited to share my story.  Stay tuned.