My name is Ileana and I am the voice behind the blog. I want to take the time to introduce my family: My husband, Lorenzo + our two daughters, Vienna & Giselle. Although there is so much to share about who we are as individuals and as a family unit, I’d like to just say that this little tribe of mine is my inspiration to be better and do better. 

The Special Life of Us is a blog that was created as a personal outlet and an opportunity to hopefully connect with other parents who find themselves trying to navigate through life post their child’s diagnosis. It was an opportunity to share honestly about my personal motherhood journey, how microcephaly and cerebral palsy changed how I viewed the world, and how God is still at work even during what may seem like an impossible situation.

Although my family is not “special” in terms of having super or magical powers, our life as a family is special because regardless of abilities or diagnoses, life is a gift to be embraced and joyfully treasured. I hope that through this blog, families can find hope and realize that everyday is a special opportunity to rise above adversity and choose joy.

This just happens to be our special story <3

Bloom wherever you are planted