In the Weeds

October 10, 2018 at 12:08 am 7 comments

It has been so long since I’ve done this I don’t even know if I know how to do it anymore. Many, many years have passed, and the more things have changed, the more they’ve stayed the same. This journey, while less about C and more about me now, revolves around C – still.

With massive health challenges, painful behavioral challenges, moves, new schools, a whole lot of therapy for everyone, and alternate living situations, we have all grown up, myself included. The sheer volume of events since last I visited here would fill a book. And after spending a 5-hour chunk of time last week reading every single last word of What We Need, I came away with one conclusion: I need to keep writing. I need it for me. I need to record our journey. I need to document this life we share. If that doesn’t answer that question I’m always asking – just what it is we need – I don’t know what does.

So once again, I welcome you here. If you go way, way back, you’ll see and read about C at 8, 9, 10 years old. He’s halfway through 17 now. He’s been hospitalized more times than I can count, both for physical and mental health reasons. The police have been called numerous times. Cancer has visited our house. Relatives have died. In short, life has happened. Life has gone on, albeit somewhat painfully. Still, there is light at the end of our tunnel, I know there is. I hope you will join me in my search for it.


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I must… A Life Worth Living

7 Comments Add your own

  • 1. stayquirkymyfriends  |  October 10, 2018 at 12:19 am

    I love seeing this!! And I love you, friend. Your writing is what got me started, not just the blog, but realizing the value of writing, for me, for documentation, for understanding what the heck this life is about. I’m so glad you are back and I can’t wait to follow along.

    • 2. asdmommy  |  October 10, 2018 at 4:22 pm

      Now at least we’re doing this at the same time, right? Love you, too. Always.

  • 3. Erica Gill  |  October 10, 2018 at 12:45 am

    Hi!! (Thank goodness I subscribed to your blog long ago so I got to see this new post.) I don’t know if you remember me, but we corresponded a few times. My son is 4 years younger than C. So glad to see that you are back! And yes, you do need to keep writing. 🙂

    • 4. asdmommy  |  October 10, 2018 at 4:21 pm

      I DO remember you! I hope you are all doing well! Update via email?

  • 5. Bhavani  |  October 10, 2018 at 10:21 am

    Perhaps this theraputic writing will lead to a published book someday, Darcy. I hope so….
    Love & hugs

  • 6. Kim  |  October 10, 2018 at 9:46 pm

    Oh my gosh! I did a double take when your post appeared! I stopped writing about my Roc 3-4 years ago as he got older. I look forward to reading what you share. I’ve thought of you and your family over the years and wondered how you all were doing. Glad you are going to write again.

    • 7. asdmommy  |  October 14, 2018 at 3:31 pm

      WOW!! How are you all? I have really lost touch, no? Shoot me an email and let me know how you are doing…especially Roc! He’s all sorts of grown up now, I’m sure.

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