in the last two years

 

This was the picture of Luke I first used on this blog.

In the last two years, I’ve gone from ADHD-Idiot to ADHD-Literate. 

In the last two years, I’ve accepted my son is differently-abled than his peers.

In the last two years, I’ve had more than a dozen school meetings. 

In the last two years, I’ve read more than 20 books on ADHD, learning disabilities, and attention and behavioral differences.

In the last two years, I became obsessed for the first time, obsessed with ADHD. 

In the last two years, I’ve held my breath and wished for a miracle as Luke’s medication and/or dosage {constantly} changed.  


In the last two years, I’ve {almost} convinced myself I’m okay with giving my child stimulant medication. 

In the last two years, I’ve cried countless times for my son.

 

In the last two years, I’ve lost a lot of sleep, staring out the window and wishing for answers.

In the last two years, helpless and I have become far too acquainted with one another.

In the last two years, I’ve probably spoken or typed the word ADHD thousands of times.

In the last two years, I’ve probably attended more doctor and therapist appointments for Luke than I have for myself in my 36 years thus far.

In the last two years, I finally became a published writer, scripting our ups and downs with ADHD for ADDitude Magazine readers. 

In the last two years, I’ve gained respect and understanding for other parents of “that child.”

In the last two years, I’ve learned not to be concerned about what other people think of my child’s behavior.

In the last two years, I’ve accepted ADHD in our family.


In the last two years, I’ve become a crusader for a cause I never would have guessed I’d have in my life.

In the last two years, I’ve logged in right here and shared what’s on my mind or what’s going on in Luke’s world more than 200 times.

In the last two years, I’ve connected with virtual friends that know my struggle. 

Here’s Luke today, 2 years later.

Two years ago today, I sat down to my computer and started this blog, with a simple click of the mouse, hoping to find the answers I was so desperately seeking for my son… and in addition, I found all of you. 

Thank you. 

COVER3D_400sq_bestsellAward-Winning Blogger. Freelance Writer. Author. Warrior Mom.
A self-described “veteran” parent of a son with ADHD, Penny Williams is the author of the Amazon best-seller about her parenthood in the trenches, Boy Without Instructions: Surviving the Learning Curve of Parenting a Child with ADHD. She is also the creator of the award-winning website, {a mom’s view of ADHD}, a frequent contributor on parenting a child with ADHD for ADDitude Magazine and other parenting and special needs publications, and co-founder of the annual Happy Mama Conference & Retreat, a weekend away for moms of kids with neurobehavioral disorders. Look for her second book, What to Expect When You’re Not Expecting ADHD, in late 2014. Follow Penny at http://BoyWithoutInstructions.com.

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COVER3D_400sq_bestsellAward-Winning Blogger. Freelance Writer. Author. Warrior Mom. A self-described “veteran” parent of a son with ADHD, Penny Williams is the author of the Amazon best-seller about her parenthood in the trenches, Boy Without Instructions: Surviving the Learning Curve of Parenting a Child with ADHD. She is also the creator of the award-winning website, {a mom's view of ADHD}, a frequent contributor on parenting a child with ADHD for ADDitude Magazine and other parenting and special needs publications, and co-founder of the annual Happy Mama Conference & Retreat, a weekend away for moms of kids with neurobehavioral disorders. Look for her second book, What to Expect When You’re Not Expecting ADHD, in late 2014. Follow Penny at http://BoyWithoutInstructions.com.

4 Comments

  1. SoTxTchr says:

    Thank you for starting this blog, it is nice to wake up every day and know that I am not crazy, my child is not a brat and we will work through this….eventually 😉

    Reply
  2. Anonymous says:

    God bless you for sharing the last 2 years – it's made my life better too.

    Betsy

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  3. Anonymous says:

    Thank you Penny!
    kct

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  4. Thank you for bringing us all together, Penny!

    Reply

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