Thursday, November 10, 2005

Did I Tell You I Found Family?

The best part is, that I found family through our little blog world. Complicated story, and Marti definitely has it explained better than I will, so check her out, but this is kinda sorta how it goes:

Last New Year's Eve, PC and I got married. Little did I know then that less than a year later, I would hook up with new (to me, anyway) family members through my blog. I started writing MommyGuilt in March or April of this year as a way to get out my frustrations and joys about all that guilt that we moms tend to carry around. One of the things that I wrote about frequently (and still do) is SmallBoy's Asperger's. Before I knew it, I found myself surrounded by a virtual community of other moms with kids on the spectrum. I thought to myself, "God, this is incredible. I'm not so alone anymore."

Then, late this summer, after SmallBoy's FORMAL diagnosis (translate to "ridiculously expensive diagnosis for something I already knew), Meem, my MIL told me about someone who was named for her mother who had a son about the same age as SmallBoy. He, too, is an Aspie. Oh, and this mom also has a blog. Granted her blog was more an outlet for something else, but we still shared this common bond. Meem gave me Marti's blog address and off I went to visit.

We started chatting and somehow got on the topic of her being named for Meem's mom. As it turns out, and Marti, please correct me if I screw this up, Marti's grandmother and Meem's mom were sisters which, therefore makes her and Meem cousins (removed somewhere), which then makes her and PC cousins (removed another time), which makes me a cousin-in-law!!!!

I can hear you asking, hmmm...perhaps this gives some creedence to ASD being hereditary. Let me refresh for you if you've lost your place. PC and SmallBoy don't share the bloodline as SmallBoy is his step-son (couldn't tell, though, they act SO much alike). So strike that connection (at least in THIS family).

We're plotting and planning how to get together. We don't live that far from each other...what's a couple of states - hell, it's only Wisconsin between us...LOL. I think this is a must...especially when it gets warm. Marti bought a Harley and I REALLY want a ride! I think it would be wonderful for our boys to meet, too, but DAMN! I want a ride!!! Soon! Let's plan that P-Family Reunion soon!!!


Juggling Mother said...

The world is a small place.

The blogosphere is even smaller.

Congrats on finding each other. I hope it's the start of a beautiful friendship

Michelle said...

Very cool! It's fun to find people you know and what a great coincidence to run into family! :)

marti, THE cousin said...

And, you have it all right. Every, every word. But, where does the name "meem" come from??? That's a new one to me.

mommyguilt said...

"Meem"evolved from "Mimi" which is the "grandma" term that the Evil Twin's daughter, Princess calls J. She calls them "Mimi" and "Poppy"...we just cut off a syllable and called her Meem.