Saturday, April 18, 2009

My first post

My friend Myra thinks I should write a blog. Something about, "people might want to hear what you have to say about autism." Well, I'm not sure if that's true or not but I guess if there's a chance out there that even one person gets something out of our experience, I might as well give it a whirl.

The truth is, I never really liked the idea of blogging. It's like an online diary and who really cares about my or anyone else's thoughts? But then I became a bit of a closet reader. Not too many. Just a few that I follow. But the thing is, I found myself smiling when I read them. And hey, even one smile is worth a read, right?

And people DO care about autism. And if they don't, they SHOULD. We've heard the statistics a million times. 1 in 150. More than any other disease combined. Trust me, you know someone. And now you know me, which means you know Luke. Luke is my 5 year old son who was diagnosed right around 18 months old. This blog is going to share our journey~the ups, downs, ins and outs. The laughter, the tears, and the many other uh... pieces of the puzzle. Pun intended.


Myra McEntire said...

If anyone in the world can tell the story in a way that will make the masses sit up and pay attention - it's you. I've told you before (always prefaced with...I'm not going to cry), you are an amazing, positive, hilarious, authentic inspiration. And you're a genius, because you listened to me.

Heather Leigh said...

How fun! A new blog for me to read!! April, I may not know much about autism, but I know a LOT about blogs. I am a blog junkie. As a matter of fact, I have three of them myself. None with as important topics as yours, though. And I follow COUNTLESS others. I look forward to reading your story, because, really, it DOES matter. Everyone's story matters. Enjoy the journey!!

And your blog has way cuter "decorations" on it than mine. I've never taken the time to figure out different banners and borders and what not. But, am I the only on seeing this: the scallops on the left edge of your border block the first couple characters of each line. Is it just me?

Also, if you want people who comment to select follow up comments to be emailed to them, this is how you do it (PS - I always like to see what other comments people after me leave!):

From your dashboard -

Settings >> Comments

Comment Form Placement

Default - Embedded Below Post
Select - Pop - Up Window

Leigh and Andy said...

I am so excited that you started a blog! I can't wait to hear more about luke's story. I'm hoping that our blog was one of those that made you smile, I'm sure that I'll smile a time or two with yours! :)

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