To all special needs Moms
Being special needs Moms, we feel almost constantly overwhelmed with mixed emotions. We feel that same love for our child any parent feels. But we also feel unimaginable stress anxiety and worry. One moment we feel overcome with pride as we watch our child achieve a goal that to many would seem small or even trivial. The next moment we simply want to scream with frustration. Within an hour we can feel the most extreme sadness, happiness, love, anger, fear and pride. A couple of days ago a lady emailed me a poem. I immediately felt that I should share it with you as it is the most incredible poem to sum up the feelings and the journey of special needs Moms.
Special Needs Moms – A Look Inside.
You may think us ‘special moms’ have it pretty rough,
We have no choice. We just manage life when things get really tough,
We’ve made it through the days we thought we’d never make it through,
We’ve even impressed our own selves with all that we can do.
We’ve gained patience beyond measure, love we never dreamed of giving,
We worry about the future but know this ‘special’ life’s worth living,
We have bad days and hurt sometimes, but hold our heads up high,
We feel joy and pride and thankfulness more often than we cry.
For our kids, we aren’t just supermoms. No, we do so much more,
We are cheerleaders, nurses and therapists who don’t walk out the door,
We handle rude remarks and unkind stares with dignity and grace,
Even though the pain they bring cannot be erased.
Therapies and treatment routes are a lot for us to digest,
We don’t know what the future holds but give our kids the best,
None of us can be replaced so we don’t get many breaks,
It wears us out, but to help our kids, we’ll do whatever it takes.
We are selfless, not by choice, you see. Our kids just have more needs,
We’re not out to change the world, but want to plant some seeds,
We want our kids accepted, that really is our aim,
When we look at them we just see kids, we hope you’ll do the same.
By April Vernon