Candy Shell Life – a Column by Lauryn Smith

Lauryn is a 42-year-old mother of two, one with Friedreich’s ataxia. She’s a native Texan but now lives in Alabama. She enjoys fashion, reading, watching college football, and traveling. Like most 2s on the Enneagram, she loves to be needed and will care for you without thought to her own needs. Deep, meaningful conversations are sustenance to her and her life is all about searching for big and little truths. She writes a monthly column on caregiving for a child with rare neuromuscular illness.