The painful experiences of having a child with a mental illness and now having debilitating chronic illnesses has over the years taught me so much. One of my coping methods and ways of sharing what has helped me is blogging about it. My son became ill 15 years ago and is doing much better (so am I!) My illnesses hit and hard in the last few years and I just started writing again after two years. My life has changed profoundly and so have I. I see things from a different perspective and faith has played a big part in healing emotionally, and I am an open book.