23 May 2014
“It’s unfortunate that in an interview sometimes things can seem so black and white.” ~Gisele Bundchen
Don’t ever go into a room alone with a personable, intelligent, challenging, well-educated videographer / interviewer … you never know what will happen. And it may happen in three parts.
Here is part one.
Excellent interview! I watched start to finish. Thank you for being so open and candid.
Very straightforward and effective piece.
It’s so nice to hear a voice and see a face. I love Jen’s interviews, especially this one and Claire’s. Having someone to identify with and feel a sense of deeper community among has saved me over and over again during the past almost 16 years of raising Daniel. All of those relationships were possible because of the internet. I have enjoyed your blog since I found it a few years ago, but hearing you speak has made it much more personal and valuable to me. I understand the adoration you have for Pearlsky. I have that for Dan as well. I have no idea what the future holds. I also have ideas of purchasing a house for him staffed with caregivers, but it seemed much more do-able when I was younger. I need to get enthused about that again. Thank you for sharing yourself.
But part 3. Part 3 is where I had my aha moment. (I’m getting ready to mommy-jack your blog)
I’m fortunate to have a great group of friends. My kids and I are invited to do everything my friends with typical kids do. And, in all honesty, I feel like we have more in common than not. We all fiercely love our kids. We all crave time away. We all struggle even though my struggles might be a bit more traumatic. But there is the part of me that says “they just don’t get me”.
The truth is they can’t get me. In watching these interviews I realized that It all really comes down to one thing. That moment in the morning when you walk into your sleeping child’s room. The terror. It molds you into a person that can’t be understood.
I obviously really enjoyed the interviews, by the way.
I enjoyed watching this, and appreciated your very raw, open approach to the interview and the subjects you were discussing. My life is so very different from yours – my daughter has Down syndrome, and is quite capable, but many of my thoughts and fears are the same.
I watched all three before responding….just overwhelmingly HONEST & humble. And it is as though you are speaking for me about my daughter.
You’re so cute! And, thank you for your honesty and openness.