Finding glitter in the muck
Caitlin Bangsund ~Author~
I write because my
daughter, the glitzy gladiator…
is a survivor and lives with DELIGHT! She demonstrates kindness and acceptance! I want to spread hope. I’ve been inspired to ~~
* make each day “the best day ever”
* press on and conquer
* find the glitter in the muck!
I’m not French, but I dream of going to Paris. And of a world where we find the delight even in the hard moments of life. I would like to draw you into the world of Marvellous Macey, my daughter. It is a world I didn’t know I always needed. I write of trials, trauma, and triumphs. I write to share the treasures – that the world could be moved by the miracle (and madness and marvel) that is Macey. I share lessons and encouragement based on the experiences of our family.
What Others Say
"I can honestly tell you that when I feel defeated or am struggling through something I think of you and all your family has overcome and I find so much positivity and inspiration. I feel like I should thank you for that - you are simply just a very bright light and as you say in your story - you were meant to have Macey as yours - you were built for it!!!!"
"Caitlin will be releasing a children's book soon that is not only based on my niece's incredible journey to date, but adds representation that is much needed in children's literature. Teacher and educator friends, you're going to want this in your library.”
"Macey is a remarkable girl with a miraculous story.”
"Thanks for the inspiration Caitlin. Our family thinks of all of you often and we talk about Macey a lot. Whenever the kids feel like things are too much, I just say, ‘Remember Macey -- if she can be strong, so can you’ and it always pulls them through. She is indeed an inspiration to so many - and as her courageous Mama, by sharing your writing, you help us find our way forward too.”
I never ‘planned’ to have a daughter with a disability. I don't even know how to label or not label her. Having a child with a disability does not mean I am all of a sudden equipped with the knowledge I need to advocate properly or understand her. I am not sure...
The way I have had to love Macey has taught me so much about love. In the days of hospital stays, procedures, tests, and walking through trauma (as a family) I had to love in ways I didn’t think I had the strength for. Macey needed me to show up despite exhaustion or...
Be Who You Are I hope my writing is encouraging and inspiring. But even more I’d like it to be comforting. We want the voices in our heads to feel ‘normal’ and to know that we are not alone in our fears. It is comforting to hear someone else express something you’re...