The other day I received a comment from a woman named McKinley. (Hi McKinley!) I wrote back (like I try to…2011 resolution!) and realized that I had “met” her before online because she wrote to me when her niece was diagnosed with Cri du Chat. I had totally forgotten! I felt really stupid…but then I realized that so many people pass through here it’s hard to keep them all straight. And then I started thinking…how did I “meet” everyone else? I wish I had kept track of how I found all of my favorite blogs. Do you remember how you found me? I’d love for you to put it in the comments if you remember.
McKinley and I have been having an email conversation about finding others who know what you’re going through. I was telling her about how, 10 years ago, it was hard to find people on the internet. We didn’t have Twitter, FB, blogs, etc. It just made me appreciate all of you. It made me appreciate this blog and all the joy that has come with it. There are days when I read other blogs that get 60+ comments and think “Really?!”. There are days when I read other blogs that get 1 comment and I think “Really?! More people should read this blog!”. There are days when I don’t feel like writing…or when I get so few comments I wonder why I write. Then someone like McKinley leaves me a comment or sends me an email and I remember. I blog so I don’t feel so alone. So I can help someone else to feel a connection. So someone out there who just had a baby diagnosed with Cri du Chat or some other type of special needs know that life will be ok. Everyone will survive and even thrive. That’s why I do it.
Thanks, McKinley, for that reminder! I needed it.
**Don’t forget if you can remember how you found me, leave it in the comments!**