Dear Special Needs Mom*…
Mother’s Day was designed 100 years ago to celebrate moms. But, I understand that you may not spend every moment of your Mother’s Day joyful. Part of you may be saddened by what your child cannot do for you on this special day.
Your child might not be able to…
…make a handmade card or craft project for you.
…pick flowers from the garden for you.
…tell you they love you.
…thank you for all you do for them.
Your child may never appreciate the time, energy, and effort you spend…
…taking care of their every physical need.
…enduring the horrible IEP meetings at school.
…researching new ways to improve their life.
…connecting with other special moms who might be able to provide insight.
Your child may never see you…
…endure the stares of strangers.
…avoid the mother with the brand new perfect baby.
…cringe at the use the R-word.
…cry your eyes out until you have no more tears.
…fall into bed in utter exhaustion each evening.
Your child may never know how much…
…your back and muscles ache from lifting and carrying them.
…your heart aches from the lost dreams you once had for them.
…you stay awake at night worrying about them.
…your marriage is strained from the added burdens.
…you struggle to attend to balance the needs of your other children.
…you’ve given up for them.
But, do not doubt for one single moment….
Your child knows…
…you are their mom.
…you love them.
Dear Special Needs Mom at Mother’s Day,
Know that you are not alone. There is a whole army of special needs moms going through the same thing you are. Today on Mother’s Day and every single day.
They all have children who know their moms and love them. Just like yours.
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* This is an edition of Finish the Sentence Friday (#FTSF). The writing prompt for this week was: “Dear Mom…”
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Happy Mother’s Day! Today and every day!