Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Meet 1 of the 40

These are the posts I hate writing.  

It means another family is hurting.  Another baby doesn't understand what is happening. Another mom is spending her days crying and her nights not sleeping.  

It opens the scabs of wounds that will never really heal, and makes me remember things I'd rather forget.

But I'm also glad I CAN write these posts.  That connections will be made.  A whole community will show up and welcome a new member.

And that a family can find hope.  A baby will grow and thrive.  And a Mom will realize that she can do this, and it's going to be okay.

And it helps me to remember just how far I have come since those first days.

DOC, meet Alyson and her precious little guy, Carter.  He was diagnosed back in November at 17 months.  Please go show her the awesomeness that is the people of the DOC. 


  1. Thanks Joanne! It certainly does help me see a light at the end of the tunnel when I read blogs like yours. It's so nice to see all that Elise does and realize that Carter will thrive completely, and once he is a little older I am hopeful that things, in some ways, will get a little easier! :)

  2. The DOC is wonderful! I remember when I first found Joanne's blog and couldn't stop reading it and all the others. I've learned so much from them and often felt "same same" which is a comforting relief. So glad Alyson has found you!


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