Did you miss me?
Go on, you can admit it. You know you did. I missed you, too.
I started this blog two years ago this month. Writing was easy, and it was fun to see my words on the screen. For three months or so, I wrote frequently. Some of it was even kind of good. A few of my pieces were featured on BlogHer. This blogging thing was working.
Then, the diagnosis came. In August of 2015, a name was finally given to the disease that was slowly stealing my mom from us. It wasn’t Alzheimer’s like we were (sort of) expecting. Instead, it was Frontotemporal Dementia, an especially cruel form of dementia that has erased so much of who my mom is.
The words that so easily flowed earlier that summer came to a sudden, screeching halt. Every time I sat at my computer to write, I just couldn’t. All I wanted to write about was my mom. I finally did that October, but after that I just couldn’t do it anymore.
Eventually, technical issues led to the demise of this page. I was able to recover some, but not all, of my posts. I will slowly be posting those here and backdating them to their original publication dates. Please be patient with me, though. Starting a blog and maintaining a blog is MUCH easier than re-doing a blog.
I’m ready to start writing again. My kids have changed a lot in two years, and I know you just can’t wait for my takes on Minecraft, YouTube, and pee ALL OVER the bathroom. It’s summer, so I’m sure they’ll treat me to lots of inspiration over the coming weeks.
Are you ready? I am!