As it goes with these ugly truth posts, I wrote this in an emotional fever. Not even going back to edit it. And then it sat in my drafts, me too scared to hit “Publish”, too scared to really share the emotions that go with this gig. Me going back and rereading it over and over again- can I share this? Can I put myself out there? And then I always get that nagging thought- “You are not alone. There’s so many families out there in this same exact position. 1 in freaking 45 families according to the newest data. Other people need to know they are not alone too. That’s why you started blogging.” So here it is. Straight from my diary.
Yesterday afternoon, despite our backyard still being covered in snow and the temperatures still hovering in the high 30s, we decided to spend time playing outside. We haven’t really had a chance to truly enjoy our backyard as we bought this house just as the snow was beginning to fall in the beginning of winter. […]
“Brian, want to write a letter to Santa?” “Santa.” “Okay, well what do you want for Christmas?” “Christmas!” “Do you want trains?” “Trains!” “I want…” “I want more trains!” Perhaps the most simple letter Santa has ever received, but actually the first one I’ve tried to get Brian to write. Prior to this year I […]
I had a phone appointment with the Thoughtful House last Friday and they were really trying to get an idea of where Brian is now so we could start a couple new interventions before our visit in February. The doctor really wanted to know what behaviors I was concerned about so that we could try […]