Press Release: “So many children are now being born with some type of disability and parents are struggling to deal with the pain and emotions that go along with the everyday challenges of raising a disabled child,” explains Tascha L. Stith, author and mother of a special-needs child. To help give strength to other parents of children with disabilities, Stith has penned the new book, How We Did It: A Story of How a Single Mother Raised a Special-Needs Child (published by Balboa Press).
In How We Did It, Stith offers empowering words based on her own personal belief that raising a child with special needs is possible. She wants readers to realize that they were chosen by God to be their child’s parent, and that it is not a mistake, but happened by design.
An excerpt from the chapter entitled “How We Did It”:
“You just have to decide, not if it’s going to affect you, but how you’re going to keep it from affecting you, because it will. You’ll feel alone, you’ll get angry, you may even lash out; but I’m here to tell you, think about that baby! Be the best you for your child and for yourself (I wish someone had told me this, but if they had I probably would never have written this book). At the end of the day, everyone needs to be able to lay their head on their pillow and sleep. You can’t control what people do, be it friends, family, or whoever. You can only control what you do for you and your baby.”
It is Stith’s hope and conviction that her story will help those who are lost or confused about why their lives are this way. “We want everyone to know that no matter what … you can do this. You are not alone. Trust and believe that God is guiding your life and that you were chosen to be this child’s parent.”
About the Author
Tascha L. Stith is an author, entrepreneur, mother, military veteran and life coach. She loves life and embraces the gifts God has given her with a deep appreciation and understanding to live life by being “100 percent authentic.” She and her daughter reside in Houston.