Caring for a child with special needs can leave you feeling exhausted, invisible, and disconnected from parents whose children don’t face the same challenges. It requires a special brand of patience, dedication, and grit that most cannot even come close to identifying with.
Every day is an uphill battle that can easily lead a mother to the end of her rope.
Nobody could know that feeling better than blogger and special needs parent Alethea Jo, who recently penned a poignant Facebook post to special needs mamas everywhere, letting them know that they are seen.
Read the post in full below, and be sure to share it with the special needs parents in your life today:
“Dear Mom of a child with special needs,
I want you to know that I see you.
I see you running your child to therapy when your friends are running their kids to Little League.
I see you slipping out the of conversation when your friends are all chiming in about milestones and test grades.
I see you juggling appointments and meetings, always making sure you do the best for your child.
I see you sitting at your computer for hours researching what your child needs.