Nathalie Wendling, mom to Melanie and Tommy, sent me this lovely note:
BLOOM has helped me in ways that are difficult to explain. It has helped me understand myself better: my frustrations, my stress, my negativity, my jealousy, my worries, my exhaustion. Why we obsessively do all the things we do.
Reading about all these other parents with so much courage, strength and valuable advice helps me feel supported. As parents, we stress, looking for ways to improve our children's life with different therapies and new technology. Your blog has also taught me to stop and enjoy Melanie for who she is and her ways...I love Melanie's invisible friends and her pretend world. They make me laugh so much.
Thank you Louise...you have opened my eyes to a whole new exciting, fun-loving chapter. In this chapter we are going to enjoy Melanie as Melanie. I can't wait.
P.S. Melanie is not talking to Hello Kitty (see above). Apparently Hello Kitty said something mean to the Grinch.