I am very new to the world of blogging (as you can see I just started this blog a few weeks ago). Before I started blogging, I rarely looked at other blogs....I have some friends that blog, and I read theirs, but would never think to look at blogs of strangers.
The other night, on a whim, I typed in "special needs moms blogs". And--WOW!--was I shocked at what I found.
There are HUNDREDS of blogs out there, written by moms like me, raising children with some sort of special need. Many blogs I found talk about kids with autism, Down Syndrome, cerebral palsy, ADHD. I found a few that talk about issues that my daughter, A, is dealing with (tracheostomy, feeding tube, developmental delays, hearing loss, etc). I cannot tell you how relieved I feel.
You see, most of my friends can't relate to what I'm going through. I do have some friends with children with challenges--g-tubes, autism, etc--but no one else I know has a child with exactly what WE are dealing with. So to read other mom's thoughts, putting thoughts that I have had myself into words, made me smile hugely from ear to ear.
I will most likely link to some of the blogs that inspire me most. And now I am inspired to find other blogs that may resonate with me: women that cook, run, read. What a fantastic way to connect.