Hello. My name is…

It has been such a long time since I have published a blog. This disappoints me because I had committed to myself to write consistently – twice a month. Here I find myself typing when it has been I don’t know how long.

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So Hello. My name is Maggie.

Things have been a little tough lately. I mean, I know someone always has it worse than I do, but I do not believe in minimizing my issues — or anyone else’s issues for that matter — just because they don’t seem “that bad.”

My daughter is bi-polar. Wow it feels good to get that out there. The diagnosis made me cry. I have cried I a lot with her, for her, and for me. When a child is diagnosed with an issue that affects their mental state, I have learned there is a time of mourning. There is nothing wrong with mourning what could have been. There is nothing wrong with mourning the so-called normal child I expected to have. As long as I do not live in a state of mourning, but instead find joy in the midst of trouble. I will not let anyone try to convince me that it is bad for me to feel sad. I digress.

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Yes that is true. This is how it is supposed to be. I am supposed to have this child and she is supposed to have me, my husband, her sister, and her grandparents. Together we make a team. We are quirky and eclectic and sometimes even weird. But we need each other and love each other and that, my dear reader, is what matters most…

LOVE.

Be Blessed,

Maggie A. Spoon