A while ago, I posted an old article about Addie. Addie has been sick since Saturday. I felt so down and I missed seeing Addie so happy and lively so I thought that I’d share a funny story about her.
Then I received a message from a concerned reader which says basically that I write too much about my daughter. It’s not “Addie Network” but “The Soshal Network”, she said.
Although we usually view comments and criticisms as constructive, this one just hurt me. Maybe because I have been stressed and emotional due to Addie’s condition, I interpreted the comment to mean that Addie has no place in The Soshal Network.
The Soshal Network is about me, Camille and Faye. We write about our lives, our experiences and the things and people we love. I am a mother. Thus, I write about motherhood. I write about my daughter.
Maybe she means well and I just misinterpreted it, but still I learned that I cannot please everyone… I am not trying to. I write about my daughter because I love doing it, and some, I think, enjoy reading it as well. I deleted the Facebook post where I shared the article about Addie, but I regretted it. I shouldn’t have been affected by that message. I will never stop writing about my daughter.
Addie is part of me. Addie is part of The Soshal Network, just like Faye and Camille’s boyfriends and families.
If you don’t like what I share, you can choose to ignore but no one can stop me from writing about what I love most about my life. 🙂
To end this blog post, I would like to quote the Pabebe Girls…
And by the way, we are Addie’s ferocious Ninangs. – S & P