Every special needs parent can use more encouragement in their life. Any special needs parent will tell you that we love our children more than anything. Everything we do is out of love. Every sacrifice, therapy appointment, IEP meeting, Dr. appointment, surgery, and trip to the pharmacy is done to help give our children the best life possible. We work tirelessly day in and day out providing for, caring, and advocating for our children because of our love for them.
All this being said, we often feel alone and isolated. It can be difficult for us to relate to other moms around us. We carefully choose which activities we can and cannot participate in. Often, we feel forgotten by the rest of the world.
What Does Everyone Else Think When They See Us?
In spite of these feelings of isolation, I knew that all the moms of “normal” children were watching us. I figured they must be picking up something by observing our lifestyle. I hoped we were inspiring them, or that they would have some encouraging words for us.
So, this past week I asked my readers, family, and friends what it is they do notice when they watch special needs parents. What do they see? Have we inspired them in anyway? Did they have anything they wanted to say that would be encouraging to us?
In their responses I found two common threads. First, they are in awe of everything we do. Second, they have questions but might be hesitant to ask.
Dear Special Needs Mom – Thoughts of Encouragement
Dear Special Needs Mom – I want to know more and help
You’re Not Invisible
I hope you found some encouragement in what others have had to say. When you’re feeling like no one notices, or you’ve been forgotten remember the words you read here today. Even when we feel like no one notices, the truth is we are inspiring others. We are bringing awareness to the special needs community.the truth is we are inspiring others #specialneedsparenting #specialneedsmom Click To Tweet
I also found encouragement in the responses of individuals wanting to help, but unsure how to ask. I’ve found this to be true in our own life too. Don’t be afraid to ask for help friends. It takes a village to raise a special needs child. One thing I’ve learned through this post is that people really are willing to help, they’re just unsure how to offer that help.
I sincerely hope you’ve found encouragement in these comments from individuals outside our special needs life.
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