I originally started blogging because we kept being asked how Millie was and what was going on. After repeating myself a few times every day I decided that I needed to be able to direct people to somewhere that had all the information for them. Writing the blog means that everyone and anyone can now get the latest and the history, with nothing missing.
Since being in Florida my blogs have become edited versions of the emails I write to my mother every night. I am very close to my mother and
would be ringing her up every day if we were at home. The emails I write are a poor substitute for those phone calls but they work. However, over the past few days I have come to realise that writing the emails and blogging has become quite therapeutic. We are going through a tough time. We haven't had much time to take in what is happening to us. There are very few people that truly understand what we are going through. Some of those people are staying here and we all support each other. But blogging (or writing to my mother) is my way of going over the days events and getting it off my chest. I then sleep better. The other day when we lost the internet connection and I didn't write it all down I had real troubles keeping it together the next day.
There is another hidden benefit to blogging. Your support. I get to see how many people are reading my blog and that, in a strange way, helps to lift my heart because I know you all care. I don't know who you all are but that doesn't matter I am just grateful that you care and want to know what is happening to Millie. However, it is also terrifying that I have such a large audience.
So, Thank You for reading my latest blog. Thank you for your thoughts and support. It does mean an awful lot to us.