First off, let me just say I love Readers Digest. I know it's not the hippest magazine but I have always loved it. My grandma used to let me take her old issues when I was kid and even one of my best friends in college got me a subscription one year for my birthday. So I'm very sincere when I say I LOVE the Digest. So how awesome is it that my friend and mother-I-look-up-to Reagan and her family were featured in the August issue? The answer to that question is super awesome if it wasn't already clear. I finally got a hold of a copy yesterday and let me tell you...the article is amazing. Seeing how I was living in New York and was pals with Reagan when Piper was born, I sorta thought I would already know how this article goes...but I was surprised to learn a thing or two and to come away with a renewed love and respect for the Breinholt clan. I was just going to read the article and not buy the magazine, but after reading it I had to buy it. I knew I wanted to have it on hand when I needed a little pick-me-up or some positive perspective.
Being in the world of special needs can feel isolating at times, especially when your particular special need is so uncommon. I can't tell you how great it is to know someone else who is in different-but-somehow-similar circumstances, especially someone as positive, upbeat and funny as Reagan.
So Reags if you're reading this, thank you. I loved it and I love you guys. Although I know all too well that one does not campaign or volunteer for the position of special needs mom, you've knocked it out of the park. You're a great role model for me and I'm grateful to know you. Three months in the same ward in Provo and reuniting a short time later in NYC? Not a coincidence. High five's to Heavenly Father on that one.