Welcome Message

Welcome one and all, near and far,

Welcome to my blog LivingWithBilly.

Ever wonder what it would be like to live with someone who has a special disability?

Now you can somewhat get and idea. Read on to see more!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Day 2: Needed Thank You's, What's Happening and Sayings Of The Day

I would like to point out a few new things. I will be posting twice a day. The first pose will always have the same title with a colon [ : ] and a What's Happening and Saying Of The Week . I will be starting this today and will see how it turns out. What's Happening will be about things that pop into my head randomly or if I just want to rant or new things that have been happening with my book, this blog or life in general. Saying Of The Week is going to be sayings that I think go along with autism and they are lies or the truth or anything I feel about it. 

Good Evening everyone!

           I hope every ones day was good. Mine was. I went to see my sister, Madelyn age: 7, in her Ballet Christmas performance. Somehow, this was managed to be attended. I have had a tough week with things that have been happening but, it's Sunday which mean a new week and new happenings. Hopefully, these happenings are different from last week.
Needed Thank You's
            Before I start I would like to say thank you to everyone who has read this blog. It really means a lot. I put a countdown at the top right hand corner that's titled "People Who Care". So far there are 383 "People Who Care". Amazing that I got over 300 views in one day. I would also like to thank a few people who have been a great help this week: My few handful of friends (You should all definitely know who you are. I'm really, really thankful about all you've done.) who have helped me get through a terrible week, my Mother who has been under a lot of stress from everything that has been going on from my Brother and my Father, my Uncle Peter who watched my little brother, Billy, for me while he had extreme Tics and I bawled my eyes out so bad I couldn't watch him and my Aunt Penny who helped me when my mother was visiting my dad at the hospital. On a good note, Billy is doing better than before even though he still has the Tics. He can at least talk and play again and start to be the little boy he was only a few weeks ago.
What's Happening?
"I know what you're going through."

            Now I would like to say that I am in the process of writing a book. So far, I have the beginning paragraph and the ending paragraph. Where I'll go from here? No clue. Maybe one day though, I will take the place of some pretty amazing bestselling New York Times books. I will be updating on my book writing process and letting you all know how it's coming along. I write as much as I can for it a day to make this possible. This book will be about the same as the blog but, they will be different in a few ways. It's going to have some chapters on what I think runs through Billy's head and things that I have to deal with on a daily basis living with someone with Autism. If you wouldn't mind does anyone have good Title ideas? I have a few: Through My Eyes, Why?, The Reason Why, Being Found, Put The Pieces Together and Live With It. I know they're pretty bad but, it's just the beginning. There will be many more ideas. If you have any, Fell free to post them in the comments section under this post!

Sayings Of The Week

               "I know what you're going through."                 

It's not as easy as it seems  to live with someone with autism and some people may say, "Oh, I know what you're going through" But, unless you are going through the exact same thing, the truth is, you have no clue. You don't know what people who living with someone with autism goes through in one day. If someone tells me this my answer is always "No, no you don't. Spend a day in my shoes and you will but, even then, there isn't always a chance that you will know." Autism is wide-spreading through out the world and until there is a cure, people will go through things that they don't want to. People will come up to you and say this to you when they've never met an autistic child in their life. If someone says to you "I know what you're going through" say this and don't say it to be mean, say it to make a difference. "Spend a week in my shoes. If you make it perfectly fine everyday and you have so much energy when I see you again then you didn't see the real life of an autistic child. If you are exhausted and waiting for the one second you get of just peace, then you saw the life of living with someone with autism." This may be a hefty sentence I know but, it's the truth. People may say "I know what you're going through." When in reality, they have no clue. 

           Thank you everyone for reading and I will update again later. My posts after the ones Titled Day _Whatever number_ will be about something silly, bad or good that Billy did in that day. Thanks again for reading and comment away! Feel free to share this with your friends. Let's make this blog known and help people understand about this underestimated, wide-spreading disease.


1 comment:

  1. Great Job on the Blog Brianna. I love reading the siblings point of view. I worry every single day about Brigitte and how things affect her, but honestly, my biggest worry is how this all affects Brenna, Jake and Sean.

    Remember that your mom and dad love you so much. Sometimes it may seem that its "all about Billy" and unfortunately, alot if it is...but moms and dads of special needs kids do the best we possibly can to make life as normal for all of our kids.

    I will continue to follow you!! Keep your chin up!! Remember, alot of us may not know exactly what your going through, but alot of us have been there and do understand alot of it too!

    Great blog!! Keep up the great work. Your family is soooooo lucky to have you!!!