Teacher/ Early Childhood Educator/
Bilingual Education/ SPED/ Curriculum and Instruction

Erica Miranda

A Mom like Me…..

This is my story. It may be different than yours. This story is the story of every mom with a child who colors outside of the lines.  My story like your story has battle scars, tears, moments of beautiful rainbows, lots of moments of failure, sorrow but filled with love. Being the mother of a child who processes the world differently and who is wired so uniquely has been has been one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to thank God for. So I want to share my journey with you. The journey from that hospital bed into parenting a child with dynamic abilities. 

Whose Talitha?

Talitha (Classical Syriac: ܛܠܝܼܬ݂ܵܐ/ܛܠܻܝܬ݂ܳܐ ṭlīṯā or ṭlīṯō) in Aramaic means “little girl” or “daughter”. Referencing the Gospel of Mark (5:21-43), where a father and mother take a risk of faith and ask Jesus to heal their daughter. The little girl is said to be without life. Her sparkle was gone and all felt lost. But Jesus— with his words, resurrected the girl by saying “Talitha koum!” I have these words tattooed on arm as a daily reminder of Jesus telling me “Girl/Daughter, Rise up!” So, I say now to you “Talitha Koum!” #girlriseup