As some of you know (or might have guessed), I (we) have been going through a difficult time lately, and no I’m not talking about potty training our almost 3 year old (yikes) or my 12 months old stopping nursing abruptly (ouch!).
I privately wrote about what was going on as it happened, because as you now know, I write about everything. Writing helps me process bad times and negative thoughts (as well as good times, positive thoughts and everything in between).
I thought about turning my writing into blog posts, but even though I have been writing about difficult, personal and emotional subjects before, I realized that this is just TOO personal.
I want to help people through my writing, help people feel less alone and for parents to know other parents are going through the same thing (or similar situations). That YOU are NOT ALONE!!
If my writing could help someone (anyone) else in even a small way, addressing difficult subject matters, even though emotionally draining and extremely difficult at times, would still be (SO) worth it.
But since this “situation” isn’t about me, I now know that it wouldn’t be fair for my son to blog about this.
He is not a baby or little kid anymore and I feel like he should have a say in what I share when it comes to his body and what is happening to him.
I still want people to know that “bad things happen to (a lot of) good people”, that “parenting is (extremely) hard” and that “no you are NOT alone” and how to stay grounded and positive in front of and for your kids, how it’s so SO difficult but SO important.
I feel like explaining this in a blog post about the blessing that is our son would be beneficial in healing not only myself but perhaps readers relating to receiving difficult news about one of their kids.
Some news are overwhelming and hard to hear, digest and handle. We got such news in October of last year…
In my next post I will try to explain the mother angst and agony trying to stay strong for my family and for my son, while knowing some mothers have it way, way worse.
We were the “lucky” ones and the indescribable relief is overshadowing everything else the last few months. The worry isn’t gone completely (and will never be) but for many unfortunate parents the worry is constantly there and heightened compared to the “normal” worries that simply comes with parenthood…
My heart goes out to all parents of sick, hurt and ill kids and I know that we are beyond blessed as a family by the outcome of all of this.