I sit here tonight wondering, "Why is it so difficult to connect with other mothers of children with special needs or people with disabilities?" For six months now I have been typing away at my blog. I have tried to provide helpful information and share what I can. I have been searching the world wide web for others like me. I have joined groups and commented on sites I have seen. I have often noticed that on group sites most of the members haven't posted in years.
- Where did they go?
- Why did they go? Is it because they were also having troubles connecting?
- Did blogging not help to learn, share, grow and release as I hope it will?
- Am I one of only a few active members?
For years I avoided other mothers like me. I believed that my life was filled with so much to handle, that hearing stories from other mothers would push me over the edge. I feared they would say something they experienced that could very well become our experience. Even now I stay clear from indepth conversations on medical challenges faced. I can't help but wonder, "Is this why? Am I expected to bare my soul and everything there is about our lives?"
So I have to ask, "Are you out there?"
I must send a thank you to the person who sparkled my last post. I'm glad you like it and glad you're there.
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