May 3, 2016

Let me explain...

Here we are again.  If you read my last post, you saw that I decided to start a new blog, completely separate from this one.  I mentioned some family stuff going on and at that time, I felt like I needed to start a new, more private blog.

But, I changed my mind.

Here's a somewhat short explanation of it all.  I started this blog back in 2011 and was pretty consistent for awhile and then as life got busier (and we had more babies), I just didn't keep up with it.  Then, this past September (2015), my son (who had just turned three) was diagnosed with autism.  I can't put into words the feelings I had, but lost and scared are two that I think are pretty accurate.  I felt like I needed a way to express all of my emotions, but I didn't think I wanted to do it on here, my public blog.  I wanted to keep things anonymous and private.  So I did.  I also started a Facebook page, where I share with family and friends (and some strangers) how he is doing and how the rest of us are doing.

So why am I back today on Mrs. Mommy?  I just felt like I needed it back in my life.  I need all of you back in my life.  I have met some awesome friends through the blogging community.  I keep in touch with some of you on a daily basis.  I have met some of you in real life.  Heck, I own an Etsy shop with a blogger friend!

There is no doubt in my mind that my purpose in life was to be a mom and a wife.  I am so blessed to be able to stay home with my three kids and spend every minute with them.  But lately I have felt like I needed another purpose.  I feel like there's something missing inside of me.  I really miss the connections that blogging brings.  Writing is therapeutic for me, but I felt restricted on the new blog, like I could only write about autism.  And our lives are not all about autism.  It is just a small part of my son.  Yes, it has changed our lives, but it does in no way define us.

I plan on continuing to share our ups and downs with autism because I think it's important to raise awareness and create understanding in a world that can be pretty harsh.  However, I also plan on sharing a lot of other things and I'm really, really excited about it!

I am going to work on updating the look of the blog and changing things around so be patient with me as things are a little outdated.  Kenley is feeling left out. :)

Family picture taken October 2015

I have started a new Instagram and would love to have you follow me @amymrsmommy and if I'm not already, I'd love to follow you too!

3 comments:

  1. YES YES YES. This is exactly how I feel! The blogging community is amazing and as much as I can't explain it to others, I know my blog friends know what I mean. I've made some amazing friends, found out that some people live close to me (and we have play dates now!) and much more. And you wanna know what? My blog friend Stephanie is the one that introduced me to your Etsy shop and here we are! Amazing!
    Also, I agree on the view point on blogging and autism. I do do updates every so often and obviously mention it because it's a part of our life, but it's just that. A part. My blog is definitely not autism centered, but autism is a part of Mason and Mason is a part of my life and my blog is about my life so it comes up. I'm so excited to follow along on your blog!

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  2. Yay, can't wait to read all about your clan again! :)

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  3. Yay, can't wait to read all about your clan again! :)

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