For a stay-at-home mom like me who is caring for a special needs child, a large amount of time is spent at home. Yes, I am housebound. We only go out when we go to our Christian meetings and doctors’ appointments. Other than those, we’re basically just home most of the week.
It’s not because I’m too lazy to bring him outside. I just don’t want him to get sick because it’s cold and rainy. Also, I’ve observed that there are a lot of people sick at this time of the year. When Miguel gets sick, he tends to have seizures and oftentimes, those bring him to the hospital. So, I’d rather spend our days at home and keep him healthy.
Staying at home the whole day can be challenging. I practically don’t have any other adult to talk to during the day and it can be lonely. I started feeling depressed especially when Miguel was having so many medical issues and we were in and out of the hospital.
I’m glad I started to blog. Blogging provides me the opportunity to express myself and to connect with other moms who are also caring for special needs children like mine. I have the chance to share lessons I learn from my own experiences. I also get to share my faith with others. And it’s very encouraging when others comment how my blog post helped them in one way or the other.
Through my blog site, I also get to know people who share with me their own experiences. Most are generous enough to give me advice and encouraging words.
Now I know why most full time moms are bloggers and I’m glad I became one, too.