I thought now would be a good time to talk about this, but I was wrong. I’ve been working on the drafts of several short blog posts to bring light to an issue that has affected not only our family but many other families very deeply. As a woman, you have an intuition about these things. Now is not the time to share the details. I guess it will wait 4 – 6 years. My biggest concern is Alex and his privacy, so right now what I will say is that Alex is doing fantastically well – better than we have ever seen him. We are really, really grateful to the people who work with him.
A surprisingly large number of people have approached me with questions over the years. Mostly they have been concerned about a child of their own and wanted to know if my experience had been similar. I am always open for these one-on-one conversations. 100%.
Eventually I would like to say more – a lot more, but at that time I hope to be in a position where I am also actively working to improve mental health resources for families who have struggling young children.
So, that’s that for now. I won’t be mentioning this again… Moving forward, I guess I’ll be talking about life in the moment as I prepare for and enter medical school. I hope that some of you will stay to experience both the fun and the fear of this new adventure with me.