Three years ago, I wrote my first blog post. I didn’t really know what I was doing.
I wasn’t sure that anyone but friends and relatives would read it, but I needed a way to vent all of those emotions.
I hoped that eventually, it would help me find others that were going through the same thing.
I was searching for community and offering up my stories to help others. I quickly learned that there were lots of other parents with the same questions, concerns, frustrations, and doubts.
I certainly didn’t know what I know now.
I didn’t know that a label could both help and hurt.
I didn’t know that judging would stay even as I grew more confident in my decisions.
I didn’t know that my son would be my teacher.
I didn’t know that I would be writing a book for Gifted Homeschool Forum Press about supporting 2e kids, the very type of kid that was puzzling me as a parent.
A lot has changed in the last three years. More good days now, but still challenges that erupt suddenly and without warning. There were people that came into our lives unexpectedly and those that left regrettably.
My need to educate others and to clarify who my son is and isn’t will be constant. My drive to provide my son with learning that is real and active and doesn’t knock him down is constant.
In three years, I have written 377 posts and while I may not publish as frequently as I did in those harder days, I am so grateful for this site.
Thank you to those that still read it and comment. I hope that our stories speak to you!