Dear New Special Needs Mom,
We are coming up to our 2 year anniversary of finding out Drew has “issues”. It has been a journey of ups, downs and emotion high and lows. I have a long way to go as a mother of a child with unique special needs, but I do feel that I can say that things are better. That life is going on, and that it is no longer the all consuming worry, fear and anxiety that they use to be. In these past two years I have learned to accept things I can not change, to embrace this new life and to put my faith in the fact that God will not abandon me to bare these burdens alone. Please allow me to bare my heart to you, because today I am remembering what it was like to be in your shoes and tonight my heart aches for you.
Dear hurting Mom, right now your heart is breaking in two. All the hopes, dreams, and plans for that sweet baby you birthed feel like they are falling down around your feet. You are angry, confused, sad, and devastated. You are mad at God, yourself, your partner, and possibly your child. You feel like your world has ended. Everything has changed. You feel alone, separated from the world around you, and that no one can ever understand what your are going through. You are searching for answers. You are mourning. You are scared. Scared your child will be made fun of, scared your sweet baby will never find love, go to college, play sports or make friends. You fear what their future will look like, and you worry about what things in your life will change. …continue reading