Why No Updates?

Greetings Followers,

I am sure that you have noticed that I just haven’t posted nearly as often. A lot has happened in the last couple of years that have prevented me from devoting any attention to my blog. First, there was “the big move.” Not a physical move, but a virtual one. I had considered moving this blog to another platform and tried my best to move posts to either Tumblr or WordPress. It turns out, however, that I am pretty partial to Blogger and have been with them for a long time. Then, there were new diagnoses. Thatcher has now been diagnosed with Epilepsy and Celiac. More on those conditions later. And then there was the fight with the school over Thatcher breaking his arm and the school not notifying his parents or filing an incident report of any kind, despite him obviously falling at school. More on that later, too. And then there was the loss of my job. I was teaching and I loved it, but because of budget cuts and a not so wonderful governor, I am no longer teaching, despite wanting to. I am working and the people that I work with are nice, but the job is definitely not a career path for me. And so, life has been crazy recently. We have spent hours, days, even in hospitals just looking for answers and taking care of Thatcher’s needs and are finally close to knowing exactly what to do for our son and getting some much needed answers. I have also spent a great deal of time fundraising for him to have his very own Autism Assistance Service Dog and have spent the last two years (maybe a bit more) fundraising for this cause. I was also given a position on the board of my local Autism Society chapter and life has been so crazy that I haven’t even had much time for Facebook, if you can imagine that! But here I am, back at it, typing away on the blog and will have to make sure to come back for regular updates much more often. I hope you all haven’t forgotten me and understand the crazy life that is parenting a special need’s child and I hope that this blog helps other parents understand that they are not alone. You are not alone. We are all in this together and I see you, with your puzzle piece license plate, you struggling to make your kid stay next to you in the store, the fear on your face when your child tries to bolt from the door. I have been there. I know your fear, your pain, your worry, and your joy when your child finally says, “I love you.” I salute all of you parents who make this work every day. You all are my heroes.

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