For most of this week, I’ve thought that any good news I might be able to write today was bound to be about being able to get to Friday sufficiently awake and compus mentis enough to write a blog post at all. Oh yes, it’s been one of those weeks.
Yet despite the hiccups, it has been a pretty fabulous seven days, too, not least because Boo achieved a pretty impressive EEG result yesterday.
Almost all of the other good things about this week (and I am finding that this is becoming something of a pleasing pattern) have come from starting this blog: the comments I’ve received, the people I’ve met, and the extraordinary, absolutely beyond-the-call-of-duty support they give to a complete stranger.
I’ve had a few moments, shall we call them, this week. I’ve sent irritated tweets in the middle of the night lamenting my lack of sleep. (Why it surprises or aggrieves me after all this time is a moot point.) I’ve publicly declared some of my most paranoid fears about Boo’s health. And I’ve aired various other neuroses for all tweeps to see. In response, I have been met with extraordinary kindness, humour and good old-fashioned common sense. You know who you are, folks. Please do pat yourself on the back, have a piece of chocolate, an extra glass of wine or whatever floats your boat in recognition of your loveliness!
Then there have been the comments on the blog. I cannot emphasise enough how much it means to me that anyone reads this blog at all, let alone takes the trouble to comment on it. I am now, just about, up-to-date with my replies, but each and every nugget from readers has made me pause, reflect and be grateful that I took the plunge and became part of the amazing community you’ve set up. Thank you for making me feel welcome!
I’ve also been thrilled to have been asked to be involved in a new blog-related initiative. I can’t say much about that yet (and I still think there’s a good chance I was asked in error) but watch this space in case I’m wrong.
And then to cap off the blogging love, I was completely thrilled to have been included in the lovely Actually Mummy‘s Newbie Tuesday round-up for June for Britmums. I was especially touched that she wrote that my blog had ‘universal’ appeal. That this isn’t just a blog for premmie mums or for parents of children with additional needs really matters to me. This is my goal: to break down artificial barriers in my own, humble way. I’ll say more about this soon.
For now, I just want to say thank you, bloggersphere, Twittersphere and Facebook. You’ve made this newbie feel very good about her life this week. But if you really, really want to cheer me up, let me know your good news this week in the comments box below. I love to hear from you!