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No Excuses

Posted Jan 27 2009 8:05pm

Ok, so I have no excuse for how long it's been since I've blogged on this site. All I can say is forgive me. If you knew what the last year has been like, you'd understand. Remember my babies? My daughter has had a really tough time over the last year. She's been tested, poked, assessed - good Lord, I think a doctor's office gives her the creeps.

But I had to do it. She's been diagnosed with a host of issues. And although I'm not ashamed of the diagnoses, I still can't bring myself to actually put the name in print. Part of me is worried that people who read this and actually know me might treat my daughter differently when they see her. And part of me feels as though it's her "business" so to speak. And then there is still a part of me that's worried about how people will react to me. You see, I've been pretty tenacious about having my daughter assessed for a host of things and not putting my head in the sand about the problems she's having.

In my culture, the issues my daughter faces aren't easily discussed. How will people feel about my openness to talk about things that are often kept so private? Give me time. I have much to catch you up on and I'll get there - little by little, but I will get there.

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