Sunday, January 6, 2013

Why I Write

I write because I have a voice and things to say. I write because my little boy cannot speak for himself.

I write because I was so alone when he became sick and our world turned upside down.

I write to not hold things in. I write to make myself strong for him.

I write so that maybe someone will see this and maybe not feel so isolated and reach out. I write because words are powerful and can build community.

I write because I survived dark times, survived hearing the worst possible scenarios from doctors laid out on tables like a losing hand of cards. I write because he proved them wrong.

I write to fight, to advocate, to challenge and to dispel myths. I fight his dragons with words and actions rather than swords.

I write because I want to make a difference.


  1. I love this! Every reason, I love them all!

    And you are a great advocate for your son, so keep on writing!

  2. So well said - I can relate to all this reasons for writing!

  3. Fantastic reasons to keep writing for sure!

    Hope you dont feel so alone anymore :)

  4. You are a Mama Bear and your writing is your sword. Love all of your reasons and looking forward to more from you.

  5. Yes! Writing IS all of these things, and I'd venture to say that the community that is built up around us is life-sustaining. I look forward to connecting more with you and thank you for commenting on my own blog!

  6. You go, Mama! The connections I've made through writing and blogging our story have been amazing and something I am so thankful for! Keep up the great work, Brandi! :)

  7. love this post, simply love it! love from another mama whose been there and writes!

  8. Writing is amazing!! I know I couldn't live without it.

  9. You hit the nail on the head in everything you said! From yet another writer and special mama, I hear you loud and clear! Alana (