I’m a mother to 3 children, one with special needs.. I have done a great many things in my life thus far, but being a wife and mother is the most challenging.
Being a woman has its own special privileges and challenges, as does being a wife, a mother, and most certainly a mother of a special needs child. This blog is intended to connect with parents, caregivers and friends of children with special needs, parents of children in general, to mothers, to women, to you. I hope you find it informational, inspirational, humorous and real.
For the time being, I have chosen to anonymously post on this site. Before the scoffing begins, please understand that in having a special needs child, I feel compelled to protect his dignity while he lives his adventure of life.
He will have enough battles without me adding to any fuel that some cruel teenager may find amusing in the future. Secondly, in the uncertain world which is ours, I must also protect my other children from the same. Until we decide to “out” ourselves, if you think you know us, sssshhhh, and please don’t let us know that you read this.
That being said, I can definitively tell you a few things about myself FAQ. I live in Colorado and I have moods. That’s not to say I’m moody, at least not anymore, but I have moods. Feelings of heartache and denial of ‘my life’, joys, enchantments of my children, love of my husband, worries of the future, happiness, sadness, humor, elation, and sarcasm all run through my veins…sometime all in one day.
I have a bachelor’s degree and am a stay at home mom of a charismatic special needs son, an absolutely captivating daughter and an adorably happy little boy. My husband is the love of my life, my balance and my breath. He can also be my frustration.
Although I have no idea of where I’ll end up, it’s my hope that while you read my words, you’ll feel my emotions, you’ll grow with me, join in on my experiences, and find parallels and comforts between my real life and yours.
Yadda, yadda, yadda…let’s get on with it!
I started this blog as a way for me to express my frustrations and concerns, while releasing my feelings of isolation. In doing so, I hoped to have reached even one other parent of a special needs child, or a parent in general, who felt the same as I. I did not, do not want another to feel alone in their journey.
For my family, our journey has been a long one. As of today, we have continually pushed for doctors to hear us as we advocated for our son.
This blog is our story. This blog is my release. This blog is meant to hold out a hand to other parents, providing comfort, support and the knowledge that we all have human moments, we all are lost at times, we all become the warriors, researchers and leaders in our journey’s.
This blog is not meant to say that I’m an expert. I am not. I am very nearly an expert on my own son, but even he sometimes mystifies me.