Friday, March 26, 2010

A Little History

A funny thing happens when you comment on blogs. Every once in a while, someone reads your comment, clicks on your profile, and starts reading your blog. You can't count on it. You may leave dozens of comments and get no response, let alone new readers, and one day you leave a comment that intrigues or pleases one or more people, and suddenly people whose comments or blogs you've admired leave admiring comments on your blog. That has happened several times recently, and I have received many kind and encouraging words. Thank you all.

I thought it would be nice to welcome new readers with an introduction, or rather a Contradiction and a post or two to give you the general flavor.

Oh, I should also mention that this is actually not my blog, it is a family blog. I just happen to post the most often. And I strive for balance: this is not an autism blog; it is a blog about life. Neither is it an autism-free zone (obviously) because autism is a big part of our life as a family. While working hard to see that GL gets what he needs, the rest of us, Mama Bear, Brother Bear, and I, also work at having a life outside of autism. I've seen what happens to people who don't. It isn't pretty.

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3 Comments:

Blogger Arby said...

"While working hard to see that GL gets what he needs, the rest of us, Mama Bear, Brother Bear, and I, also work at having a life outside of autism. I've seen what happens to people who don't. It isn't pretty."

This is exactly why we never joined a group for families of cardiac kids! It's better for us to simply live our lives focused on living our lives rather than living focused on the health challenges we live with.

March 26, 2010 at 10:33 PM  
Blogger Brownie said...

I agree, while a "diagnosis" is part of your family; you can't let it define your family. Hope that makes sense.

Red is in HeadStart. I get many notices to attend extra activities - on evenings and Saturdays - with other families in the classroom. We don't go, for many reasons.

Probably similar to the reasons we never went to diabetes support group for Sir; and now we don't go to transplant support group for him.

It's just our family and the "stuff" we have.

March 27, 2010 at 9:29 AM  
Blogger Mama Bear said...

Brownie,
"It's just our family and the "stuff" we have."
I love that.

March 30, 2010 at 9:08 AM  

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