Friday, September 26, 2008
I just wanted to say THANKS to you all. I started this blog for selfish reasons; I was lonely and wanted someone to talk to about my special needs child. 5 weeks and a few fistfuls of flyers later, here we are! I have enjoyed reading all your posts and comments. They have lifted me, comforted me and strengthened me just knowing that I'm not alone. Your stories have inspired me and encouraged me to continue in my own 'story' with a lighter step and a brighter heart. Just yesterday, I found myself in a conversation with two 'regular' Moms talking about the ins and outs of potty training. In my mind, I thought about what I might be able to contribute to the conversation. I could tell them how a spongebob chair wouldn't work for me because I need one that my little one can't fall off of. I could tell them that my little one isn't showing the signs of readiness by telling me when she's wet or stinky, because she can't communicate well. I could tell them how terrified I am of potty training her, and ask if they had any good ideas for me...But in my heart, I knew they'd smile and nod politely, and perhaps feel a little awkward. A funny thing happened: instead of feeling sad and lonely over it - - I thought to myself: "I can talk to my TULIP friends!!" and I was happy and comforted. In this short amount of time, you all have made a difference for me. Even you lurkers ( I know you're there!). and I appreciate it. Even though this was started out of selfishness, I hoped and assumed that by helping myself I would also being helping others. I truly hope and still believe this is the case. We are here for each other. Bless you all. I appreciate you and your friendship. Thank you, thank you, thank you.