Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Away I go ...

Well, here I am, all alone, no one here but me.  I am a little nervous, my first post and everything, so please bear with me.  I wanted to start a blog to give people support, understanding, hope and (because I cannot change who I am) a bit of humour regarding life on the spectrum.  My son, Austin (then 4), was diagnosed on May 12, 2010, with PDD-NOS.  Even in a short time, he has come a long way.  I intend to write about experiences with Austin and hopefully help other people realize they are not alone.  That was one of the hardest things for me to get over but I realized, I am not alone, you are not alone ... I am here.  I am the woman you will see, when your child is melting down and everyone else is just looking and whispering, who will gently smile, say "it's okay" and help in anyway I can ... I have been there, I am there, I get it. 

10 comments:

Jules said...

Kudos Heather! I think your first post is beautiful and inspiring. It's a really good initiative! Your kind words will be helpful to all parents! Keep the blogs coming, I'll be reading!

The Maven said...

I'm so glad you're doing this! Blogging is ridiculously therapeutic. It's the only reason I've been doing it for so long! Looking forward to many posts, my friend. Congrats on your first one!

Mommie That Gets It said...

Thanks so much Jules! That means a lot! <3 I will keep them coming ... definitely! :) ox

Mommie That Gets It said...

Thanks Maven! :) ox

Anonymous said...

What a go Heather! I am oh so proud of you, wonderful to see you are going to help others while learning and coping yourself, how brave and unselfish you are.

Hugs to you,

Pauline

Mommie That Gets It said...

Thanks Pauline! *HUGS* ox

Anonymous said...

Hi, my 5 year old son was diagnosed with mild Asperger's Syndrome about a year ago. I stumbled on your blog while doing some research about the Spectrum. I think your writing is beautiful and I love your positivity and obvious total love for your children. Thank you so much for this, I think you are wonderful.

Mommie That Gets It said...

Dear Anonymous,

Thank you so much! What lovely compliments. :)

You're welcome! I wish you only the best for you and your son. :) I am so touched when someone contacts me to say that they are happy to have found my blog. I really hope you continue to enjoy it.

Thank you so much! :) *HUGS*

Victoria said...

Having read your blog in its entirety, I just want to say that it is encouraging beyond words to have been found by someone whose life is so like my own and who found a way to manage the hardships. The diagnosis was easy enough for us to take but it doesn't offer a lot of answers on handling day to day life. Your blog gives me hope that we'll work through it all too. Thank you so much for writing about your experiences and for finding me!

Mommie that Gets It said...

Hi Victoria,

Thank you so much for your kind words!

Yes, in the few posts I read of yours, I see a lot of similarities in our experiences. I am so happy that you have found hope in my stories. You can do it, I know it! It will be okay, you'll see. TONS OF *HUGS* and good luck! I will keep reading your blog and please feel free to ask me anything, I would like to help if I can. You're welcome and thank you! So glad we came together! :)

All the best! *HUGS* :) Heather