August 11, 2014
Today is a milestone of sorts for me. No, not the fun marriage kind, or a celebration of my kids’ births, or a more somber reckoning of someone who’s died. Today I’m recognizing an achievenement of mine that in the early days of writing this blog I wasn’t certain would come to pass.
Today I’m posting for the 500th time.
I remember clearly four years ago when I still thought that “blogosphere” was a made-up word. Frankly I wasn’t certain I’d have that much to write about, or that anyone would care. After all there were already a zillion autism bloggers out there, and I often wondered if I’d have anything novel to contribute. Couple that with trying to keep the two autistic kids alive and I wasn’t certain I’d make it to this milestone, or even past a few weeks.
Well, it’s four-and-a-half years later, and I’m still here.
I fully admit I started writing in part as a means to vent (and when appropriate, to brag) and in part because I wanted to help other people with special needs kids navigate the often choppy waters of autism. I’ve met some fantastic people along the way, and am so grateful for those who’ve taken time to comment of Patch and on my blog, many of whom have shown me so much support.
It turns out I needn’t have worried about finding things to write about- there is always something going on here, and that holds for the larger autism world too. I hope to keep writing here through Justin’s adulthood, as I believe there will be a lot for me to say on this topic (I’m hoping in ten years the majority of it will be good.)
Before I end this post I just want to say thank you again to my readers for all their support. It means the world to me when someone tells me they enjoyed a post, or particularly that it helped them get through a tough spot. That’s the whole point of my carving out the time to do this, and it is a thrill to hear that I’ve helped someone.
Thank you again!
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