Saturday, June 28, 2008

Support . . .

I just read a post pver at Marla's blog that reminds me of something I wanted to blog about. . .

I think that blogging has helped me as a mother of a special needs child in more ways than any therapy, medication or psychiatrist could! Just knowing that there are those who go through what I do like Kari or Claudia or Torina or Barb and so many others is the best therapy I could've possibly paid for. I love reading their stories and know that I am not alone. They understand when I weep for my child or want to choke the life out of him. They get it when the professions don't. They cry with me and rejoice with me.

Maizie has found out she is not alone in her tiring and scary illness, CVS. She is finiding out there are things that work for other children and the mom's are willing to make her things that help them. How special is that?

I have witnessed this in other spots on the blog-o-sphere. Nineteen weeks ago Mandy found out she was pregnant with twins after a long history of infertility, treatments and such. She recently lost her babies. I wept for her. So many people left comments and encouragement for her. She says there is no way she could get through the past few weeks without the constant support from her blog-friends.

FosterAbba and FosterEema are going through a legal battle to keep their foster child and adopt her. They are battling the system and a nasty social worker who seems to have it out for their "queer" (her word not mine) lifestyle and family choices. Their blog-friends have rallied around them and given them the encouragement to fight. (right now their blog is still private)

Jo has continued to battle food issues and "failure to thrive" with Little Man, her adoptive son. He is now eating on his own and has a smile on his face more than not. We have witnessed a small part of his journey and encouraged her along the way. (and seen lots of cute grandbaby pictures along the way!)

My point? Blogging can help more than liquor, LOL. Go visit your friends and maybe even some of mine . . .

3 comments:

Caustic Cupcake said...

Blogging can be great therapy, even if nobody reads what you write. But when other people do read your blog, and comment to offer their support, advice, and encouragement, it can be so healing and helpful. Thank goodness for the internet!

Marla said...

You are so right! Thanks for linking to my blog. I have made some great friends blogging. It is a wonderful way to meet up with families struggling with smiliar issues.

Jo said...

You are the best. I totally agree with you. You probably have an idea then how much I need and crave your stories. Good and bad, they help me along the way. Make me feel less alone, and give me hope at times too.
HUGS!