Okay. God's been elbowing me again.
So I am thinking about a new project. A Down Syndrome/Special Needs Blog.
Elise's Blog as it were:
There are a lot of websites out there with all kinds of technical information out there...I can find it fairly easily and so can most parents...But after the initial blitz of information, I find that I, and most parents that I talk to, LOVE to hear about what other kids are up to...those who are older, and "been there, done that" and those who are "peers", fighting the same fights. It makes it not so lonely.
At first I contemplated just a stream of consciousness type of blog...day to day struggles/triumphs, reflections and useful links...maybe even thematic...
After today...(Long Story) I am considering that maybe a weekly question/answer type of thing for "outside" parents...those with typical kids, but who want to know what "we" are going through, how THEY should interact, what they should tell their kids, what they ought to ask but don't know how to...
What do you think? Good idea? Bad Idea?
If you are a Typical Parent, and you would like to see something like this, what would YOU want answered? If you don't feel comfortable asking "out loud", please email me: firstname.lastname@example.org I promise not to get offended. I REALLY want to know what goes through your heads.
If you are a Special Parent, what do you wish you could tell people when they look at your kids cross-eyed? What do you wish they knew? What could they do to make things easier for you? What could they do to make things easier for your kids? Please email me, too!! I know what is in MY head, but I am not the only one fighting here...we need to support each other...and we need those around us to know more.
Please help me work through this!! Thanks!!
And regardless where you fall on this subject, please pray with me, that I "get it right"!