Time for another lovefest!

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Time for another lovefest!
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Wed, 12-10-2008 - 4:58pm

I don't know who remembers the lovefest we had here a few years ago. Basically, it was a thread where we all poured out our appreciation for each other. It was very uplifting.

I wanted to do another one for the holidays, but we have a lot more members now and a lot of newer members, so it might be hard to do an individual lovefest like last time without newer people/infrequent posters feeling excluded.

So how's about a *board* lovefest? Not mentioning names, we can say how coming to this board has helped us, some things we have learned and some of the support received, include little stories or anything you like.

Does that sound like a good idea?

-Paula


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-Paula

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Fri, 01-09-2009 - 8:00pm

Ok not to hijack, but I thought your post was interesting. When David was in the intensive care nursery, I always said one of the best things about staying at Ronald McDonald house was that there are people there who understand when you get excited because your 3 month old swallowed.lol. When we got home and David and I could not leave the house or have anyone over for 3 months, I found myself missing that. Missing just having someone understand. Someone to cheer a long with me when I gave him his first bath at 6 months rather than looking at me like I was crazy. Understanding is very underrated. If only I had had ivillage then lol. {Actually I was on ivillage then, but it was a lot different 6 years ago}

So to answer the post. I think this board is great! I have gotten information and links to resources that I never would have found on my own. You guys have the inside info that it is nearly impossible to find on any website, or in any book. You have the inside info that people get only from living it. I really appreciate the information as well as the understanding. You have no idea how wonderful it is to talk to people who do not think I am a bad parent, or that David is a bad kid. And I think most of all it has been wonderful to find that David is not alone in this, nor am I. If nothing else, when he grows up, he will be able to find other people who can understand and appreciate him, just the way he is, because there are other people like him out there. Until I found this board I didn't think there were. so Thank you!

 


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Sat, 12-20-2008 - 9:33pm

I appreciate this board alot, i love being able to read ur alls post and learn from ur experiences and shoot a question out there and get great feed back from u guys !!


thanku so much!!

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Sat, 12-20-2008 - 11:20am
I am sure Mike is being a huge goober himself. No apologies. Unfortunately what he sends to others just sends my stomach into knots thinking what others would think of him and me. Ugh.
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Wed, 12-17-2008 - 11:43am

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Mon, 12-15-2008 - 11:48am

Here are some of the things that I appreciate and find nourishing about the board.....

I get inspiration here. There are so many great people and they are doing great things. And some of you are doing so much with so little resources, it inspires me to keep going when the going get tough.

I get information here. Whether it's solving the latest behavior problem, an IEP question, learning about the nuances of ASDs, any just tips and tricks, I learn new things here all the time.

I get to break the isolation. I can always come here and find an understanding friend. I can spout off about whatever is on my mind, dump it here and someone else will provide a listening ear and a few choice comments.

I get to laugh. At myself and my family, at you and your family, we get to share in the humorous little details that make life a joy.

Andrea, mom to

Graham
Miles
Anson

Andrea, mom to

Graham
Miles
Anson
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Sun, 12-14-2008 - 6:40pm

I love that I can get advice on situations from the smallest to the biggest, from toys to IEP's and everything in between.

                                

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Sun, 12-14-2008 - 4:35pm

Not to hijack the thread anymore ( sorry) but no worries. I told Vic that when he appears excited to some people that might come off a bit too strong. He's cool with it. That's why he apologized.

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Sun, 12-14-2008 - 4:33pm

Alexis, I almost emailed you to tell you about Chris's latest emails to say no worry's at all.

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Sun, 12-14-2008 - 10:26am

Reasons I love this board are:


No matter what time of day, someone is listening. Even if there is no response, you know it's merely because they are going thru the same ups and downs of the day you are.


I have found true friends here. Ones that do not judge that you didn't smack your ten year old across the mouth for saying "Shut up boogie head" to his little sister. Being a military wife, it's hard to find people who get that. Thank you all.


I have found friends for Little Vic here. (Sorry Renee and Lainie, I just read thru Vic's e-mails and know he's being a bit gooberish in them).


I have found that I need to know what's going on with everyone, how everyone is doing, if I need to fly anywhere and kick some butt?


Alexis

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Sun, 12-14-2008 - 10:14am

LOL

I started this thread, was about to post the first response, then realized it was time to make dinner and promptly forgot all about it. (And Evelyn complains about *her* executive functioning!).

This board and the people on it have helped me in innumerate ways since I first came here about... 6? 7? years ago. I learned so much about what a high-functioning ASD was REALLY all about; the subtleties, the huge variances, the co-morbids, plusses and minuses. All stuff you won't get on an "About" page.

I also learned a lot of tips for dealing with things from meltdowns to not sleeping.

There has been a huge positive difference in my life and my kids' lives because I found this board, and I love everyone on it.

-Paula


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-Paula

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