Friday, June 19, 2009

Blog Therapy

Blogging is, to say the least, cathartic.

When I first started blogging, I really thought it was for the benefit of keep our friends and family in the loop. But after that first entry, I knew this was an entirely different experience. Making it available and public made my writing so much more therapeutic than a journal. Somehow, knowing others were reading my entries helped ease my burden and my mind.

Initially, I was inspired to blog after reading the blog of a friend of a friend. I learned of "
Trisacharm" when Nate was 2 weeks old and I devoured nearly every word as fast as I could. To that point, I had felt so confused and alone. I had so much support around me, but needed to connect with someone who was going through the same thing I was. Reading Jen's honest description of her experience empowered me. I thought, "If she can do it, I can do it".

Since reading Jen's blog, I have found many others! There is such an amazing community of people around the world who are blogging about raising children with DS.

So, my goal is to be raw and honest. To not censor my thoughts, but just allow them to flow freely. This is my therapy. I pray my "blog therapy" can help even one other person the way Jen helped me in those desperate first weeks.

Sometimes I get lost in this blogging world. I think that's okay though....getting lost often helps me find my way...


(And if you were wondering, yes, I love it when you leave comments. It gives some validation to my thoughts and encourages me to continue writing. So, thank you.)


  1. I am so happy that I was able to help you in some small way. I too love our little blogging community and the support we can give to one another. Looking forward to meeting you. Sorry I couldn't find a way to meet up with you but it was 5:30 am when we got to Portland Thursday morning :)!!! Yikes!!!

  2. I blog for the same reason and started for the same reason. It's really been very good for me and I've met so many wonderful people online and a few in person, including Jennifer. I'm looking forward to meeting lots of new people at the Convention.