One year ago today, I put on my big girl panties and I started this blog. You can see the first post here.
It hasn’t been as easy keeping up the blog as I’d expected, but it has been rewarding. Writing has long been a therapeutic pastime for me. I’ve gotten lots of positive feedback from people. People with EEC have told me that they really relate to my stories and they have felt many of the same things that I’ve felt. People without EEC have said that my writing has helped them understand how it feels to be affected by a syndrome like this. Hopefully I’ve made a lot of people laugh too. 🙂
This summer, while I was at the NFED Family Conference, I began telling someone new about my blog. A mother of a boy affected by EEC was nearby. She opened up her bag, pulled out a stack of papers and gave them to the woman I was talking to. It was print-outs of my blog! She said that she always printed them out to show her son. I was pretty excited to see how something I had made had such an impact on someone else. Something I’d made while sitting around in my pajamas and drinking tea, no less!
So, a heartfelt thank you goes out to all of you who have supported me and given me feedback this past year. I appreciate it more than you know.
PS. Did you know that I also contribute to the NFED blog? My latest post can be found here.