Playing catch up

Round two. Apparently what I wrote first time around didn’t save. So let’s try this again.

Sonce I’m late to the game of blogging, I’m going to be playing catch up with information and the happenings on in our family.

I want to first state that me starting this blog is not me looking for sympathy or pity. I want to simply share information I have collected and things I have learned as I walk these paths with my kids. To encounter new people walking one or both paths as we are. The one thing I have learned this far is that you can never have too many people in your life who understand what you’re living. One of our paths will be medical with lots of doctors and the other will be developmental with lots of therapists. Both paths having their own challenges and triumphs.

We are currently lucky to have landed in Boston for the last two years. My husband being in the military, we do not get to pick where we go each time. We moved here when J was 2 and I am extremely greatful that he and his two sisters have had access to the hospitals and therapists that are in abundance here. I know that this will not always be the case but at least the start of our journey began on a high note.

As always with military life we are without the close support of family. Our family is spread out across the country and though they are as supportive as they can be given the distance we always wish we could be closer. In these times we lean on friends and extended family (whom we are lucky to have some close by) and the military family we collect along the way. This life is not always easy without adding the extra messy bits on top.

I have come to rely on the groups on Facebook for support as I learn knew things about each of my kids challenges. Social media connecting us in a way that would not have been possible 20 years ago. I am not a public person but sometimes you have to share to help yourself and others. Your path does not always have to be a path with room for only one.

I hope that as I write it helps someone else as other people’s lives have helped me.

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