I follow a few other blogs for special-needs kiddos and their mommies. It makes me feel better knowing that my situation and knowledge might be of some help to another if I'm at all able to offer them support. One mom recently posted a number of FAQ's because she gets asked the same questions over and over about her son. And actually, all of the questions she posted were questions I had wondered about them and didn't ask because I was afraid to. There's something that happens when you personally invest your thoughts and prayers in someone...it's like having a one-way friend, that you really don't know much about other than what they post. It got me thinking...do people have questions about Joel? My blog has close to 6,000 views, but very little comments, I know people do actually read this stuff.
I hope that if you feel compelled to ask questions, you will. I can't tell you the number of times people see Joel in person and have a pained look on their face when they ask about him, like maybe they aren't supposed to ask? Be curious? I don't know. I'm not at all guarded about the things that we're going through with Joel. I love sharing our story because to me, this is one of the best chapters in my book, stressful or not. My son is a miracle, so ask away.