September 2010

October 01, 2010  |  Posted in: Newsletter   |  By:   |   0 Comments

Wow, I can’t believe how inspiring our last meeting was, not to mention how it carried over to the Met game as well. When I think of how the meeting started and finished, I can’t hold back the smile! To think for a second that a first timer stepped up and felt great about it: That’s what these meetings are all about! There was so much great discussion steeping out of the shell and taking chances. Some people expressed how it takes time, but the reward is so worth it. The national conferences came up, so I decided to share how it took me 5 conferences to get the nerve to try my hand at open mic. WOW- talk about the risk being worth the reward! We talked about how working with a competent person who stutters (PWS) is much better than an incompetent person who does not stutter. What happened next was just so awesome and awe inspiring that I still get goose bumps just writing about it. Anyone who was there knows what I’m referring to. We were lucky enough that one of our friends decided to share a great story, and what an ending! WOW! All I can say is it’s one of those moments that makes PWS special people and makes these meetings and this chapter so special. Anyone reading this that wasn’t there should come to Monday’s meeting and if you’re lucky, someone will tell you the story.

Also just wanted to thank everyone who attended the Mets game, I hope everyone had as much fun as I did. The weather was great and the company was even better. What better way to spend a sunny, balmy Sunday afternoon than with my stuttering family from near and far. Some traveled from as far as New Hampshire! Of course the Mets didn’t do their part, (I think that home run Derek Lee hit is still going) but no matter because it was a great day!

As different and unique as we all are, stuttering bonds us, but doesn’t define us. It is only a piece of us. It also empowers us with the choice to help other people who stutter and people who may not understand stuttering. It’s nice to hear everyone’s input in addition to the support and encouragement throughout the meeting.

Hope to see you at the next meeting,

John D.

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