Not intentional. Just haven't felt like writing.
But thanks to Facebook, I've been receiving "memories." My posts on that day every year previous.
I've had this blog for 4 years. What an amazing reminder.
I remember the first time I posted. I was so sad. Scared. Relieved. Excited. Thankful.
I posted it to Facebook and refreshed my notifications every few minutes. Each person that reached out, liked or shared literally made me cry.
Mike came home from the store that morning to me, sitting at the kitchen table, sobbing.
"What's wrong?!" He thought someone died.
"I wrote a blog."
I felt like I was coming out... my first official announcement of our diagnosis. We were living with special needs. Andwe were not alone.
Here we am, 4 years later. 9 months since the last blog post. We still struggle. We still cry.
But oh how far we've come.
We are in the throws of elementary school.
Therapy looks like play time. Playdates with friends and neighbors, although supervised and sometimes regimented, are on the regular.
JJ talks, engages, asks questions, states his feelings and so much more. He is more flexible in routine, plans and rules than ever.
New challenges have popped up along the way. Not every day is easy. But easier days are more frequent.
This is life. This is normal.
We are still Just Another Autism Blog.
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