The Name

Why the name Of Windmills and Tulips?

Of Windmills and Tulips was inspired by the essay Welcome to Holland by Emily Perl Kingsley. I came across her essay sometime after we found out that our son has a rare chromosome disorder called 16p11.2 micro deletion. What she wrote expressed a lot of my own feelings about raising a child with special needs, but also what I experienced going through infertility. Often there are times when life takes you on a detour from what you had planned or dreamed. These detours can be challenging, overwhelming, and even filled with grief, but beauty can also come from out of its depths. Of Windmills and Tulips is a reminder for me to always look for the beauty in life.


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