What Writing A Blog Has Done For Me - Schizophrenia: The Perspective of a Father & Brother-in-Law

January 1, 2008

What Writing A Blog Has Done For Me

If anyone had told me a year ago I would be writing words such as these I would have thought probably not.
That all changed November 7, 2007 when I found out my son had been diagnosed with the illness we write about. After I knew what was wrong with him the wheels started turning ans I found myuself having to be his care provider as well as parent. Of course you never cease being the latter, only the duties change from year
to year. I asked him if he wanted his mother to know what's happening with him and not to my surprise at all, no. For several years now he has been estranged from her, it may have gone back to when she and I divorced
almost twenty years ago. Our lives were changed forever and that isn't hard to figure out, as the years went on
I could see the changes in him but few others could, sometimes I feel certain relations have not given me enough credit for the time I have devoted tomy son and the kind of person I am. I have never been one to blow my own horn, just quiet confidence, I know who I am, and I know my limits. We human beings have limited endurance, intelligence limits and some goal limits. Some we set outselves, others we can't control. Sometimes we need divine guidance. Prayer is part of my daily routine and it's nothing to be ashamed of. Writing these words has really helped me to understand mental illness and see it in a different light. Till next time. -30-.

January 1, 2008

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