Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Why Blog?

Blogging seems somehow strange to me. The idea that we should share with the world our deepest feelings that used to be locked in journals with keys hidden carefully from our closest family and friends is a bit unnerving.

There are secrets that should be shared and will actually help society as a whole to understand a segment of the population better. This blog is intended to share day-to-day life as the parent of a very complex special needs child.

I recently attempted to explain to my friend why we sometimes made it to church or even the grocery store with my son, Billy Ray, dressed well and freshly shaved, while I might be in jeans with my hair still wet. It occurred to me that it would be very difficult for this lady to understand what our life is like. Sharing through this blog is an attempt to make it easier to understand life with your disabled child or a disabled child you might meet in the community somewhere.

I recently wrote a book, Parenting Your Complex Child (AMACOM Books Spring 2006). By blogging I hope to supplement the information contained in the book with feelings and experiences not shared in my book.


Bud said...

Well, Peggy Lou, you are certainly on the cutting edge. Now to get the word out. I assume this blog address will be included in the book?

Keep pressing on in your pursuit to reach out to the families of complex children. You're doing a good thing!

Anonymous said...


I share the importance of your message, not from the perspective of a parent of a complex child, but from that of a professional who worked with, learned to love, and struggled with you to provide a school program for Billy Ray. Congrats on teh publication of your book. I know others will find it helpful and full of insight.