I am very excited because a friend of the family featured in this story that I linked to last week contacted me on Facebook telling me about the family, and I have now written to the Oldacres.
Jack is 19 months and has Netherton’s Syndrome like me.
I really hope they write back so I can give them some advice and share stories.
Little Jack is very cute.
He wrote, ‘My parents always told me growing up, “op elke potje, past een dekseltje”. Loosely translated it means, “for every pot, there is a lid that fits.” I believe the same will be for you’.
I am not sure if this will be the case but I remain hopeful.
It has been good to receive a comment from CanaTukker – not that the other comments weren’t supportive and kind – but I felt it difficult reading encouraging comments that were more about me focusing on not having a boyfriend, rather than my experiences of rejection. Rejection and questions about my appearance are real for me, and I believe that while it is easy to suggest I put myself out there in the dating scene, many people may never have had to justify their appearance to someone.
I really hope this post didn’t come across as negative or critical to those who did comment. As you know, I appreciate all of your comments, but I wanted to have the chance to respond.