In the past, I’ve worried about the publicness of writing about illness. This concern with publicness is a common theme in a lot of blogs written by moms of young children. Will my child grow up and be embarrassed by such a public account of their early lives? I certainly hope not. Some people think of a blog as a very public diary, a way to share their daily experiences with their family, friends and perhaps a wider circle, as a way to make people follow along on their adventures, to commiserate when they are having a hard time. It’s for getting support and making new connections.
This blog is about those things too, but I don’t really see this blog as a diary; I see it as a love letter.
It’s a love letter for my family and friends and for life in general. And really it is for Mitchell, who makes me happy even in the saddest, scariest times. And it is for Nate, because everything is.
I hope everyone had a Happy Father’s Day! And I’m sending a special batch of love to my dad, my dad-in-law and Mitchell.