Hello, and welcome to my blog. I find it hard to believe that I'm doing this, since it is usually my husband that drags me kicking and screaming into any new technological world - and he's away this week! A dear friend told me last night that she has a blog just to keep all the grandparents up to date on her children's activities and antics, and I thought it was a brilliant idea. So here I am! And I have done this all by myself.
I have two reasons, perhaps three, for this blog. One is to keep grandparents, aunts, uncles, and all relatives and friends posted on our son's activities - and mine! Another perhaps equally important reason is to have a place where I can write down all of his new skills, fun and/or funny things he did that day, or even when we had a tough time. It's difficult to keep everyone posted on these things. But even more importantly, he's doing so many new things lately that I want to remember them, especially when I might be feeling blue or frustrated - I want to be able to look back and see just how much progress he's making.
The last reason: to share my reactions, thoughts & feelings, joys and grief, struggles and triumphs. Raising a son with autism is the hardest thing I have ever, ever had to do and it will also be the longest. But it has also been filled with joy - over the big and small strides that he has made.
So this is the first posting. I'm sure I'll add pictures and have fun with the layout of this thing. Welcome.