In the April issue of Parents magazine, there was a huge section about “Life in a Special-Needs World”. It talked about the results of a survey that was done of parents who had children with special needs and who didn’t. It talked about a variety of topics. I could relate to a lot of it.
There was a section titled, What moms of children with special needs wish other parents knew. I agreed with what each quote said, but these two pretty much summed me up:
“I may look tough, but know that I’m as fragile as my child. I just don’t have the option to show it.”
“Please don’t tell me to just relax. There is always something to be done: doctor appointments, therapy appointments, insurance people to talk to, papers to be filled out, extra encouragement and praise and attention to be given. It’s exhausting.”