I’m a special needs mom.
As the parent of a kid with a number of special needs, it’s tough to not have many people around us who understand that while we may seem like just an ordinary family, there’s a lot more going on in the background that no one sees.
What Every Special Needs Mom Wishes She Could Tell You
Some days I still feel alone…
Even with great friends.
Even with an amazing online sensory community.
Some days I still feel like no one understands.
Even though I know there are other moms out there facing the same thing.
Some days I just wish I had a friend down the street that instantly understood what I was taking about.
I know you’re trying to get it… but unless you’re living it day to day, you can’t.
Some days I wish I had fellow moms who, with just a glance, would know exactly what I was thinking/feeling/wishing.
Some days I wish I had nearby friends where I didn’t need to say anything, explain anything.
We could just sit in silence and just know….. Know what Sensory Processing Disorder means.
Know what ADHD means.
Know what Dyslexia means.
Know what I mean on a daily basis, yearly basis and need-to-know basis.
Some days I seem really strong, but I’m not.
Some days I seem happy/normal/fine.
I cry when you’re not looking.
But the day passes and a new day comes.
I take a deep breath and embrace all of the amazing and wonderful things in my life.
I see how far my kids have come.
I see all that I have learned.
I see how I am lucky in so many ways.
But there are still some days….
If you’ve ever felt like this, remember that someone else out there is feeling like it’s some day, too.
xo Jenny, Special Needs Mom
For further reading about Sensory Processing Disorder:
The Out-of-Sync Child: Recognizing and Coping with Sensory Processing DifferencesRaising a Sensory Smart Child: The Definitive Handbook for Helping Your Child with Sensory Processing IssuesUnderstanding Your Child’s Sensory Signals: A Practical Daily Use Handbook for Parents and TeachersThe Out-of-Sync Child Has Fun, Revised Edition: Activities for Kids with Sensory Processing Disorder
Click on the links below to read stories from other bloggers about what it’s like to have Sensory Processing Disorder and to raise a sensory kiddo!
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