Wednesday, April 21, 2010

When I've Almost Given Up

As Mindy Smith sings "When I've almost given up, something about you draws me back again"; when I almost think I can't do it anymore, there are some very special people that keep me going...all those wonderful moms of children with special needs out there. You know your life and the life of your child will not be as you had hoped or expected. Your struggles will not include picking out soccer shoes but picking out shoes that fit over those awful AFOs. Your concerns do not include whether your child will make the cheerleading squad or debate team; you just wonder if they will ever speak...or see...or hear. However you still find the joy and the triumphs and you still manage to encourage others along the way. I really needed to go on your blogs today and see the sun.

Thank you...you all know who you are.

6 comments:

ferfischer said...

I know the feeling. I rely on those blogs too!

Kristina said...

I agree. It's like a little dose of sunshine and strength all rolled into one when I read other blogs - and even more important on the days when I worry about all the what if's.....

Billie said...

Speaking of which, we are now the proud owners of TWO pair of light up Twinkle Toes:) And they do fit over the AFOs! Thanks for the tip.

AZ Chapman said...

I hope i am one of the ones you turn too

twinmama said...

Hugs to you, it's so hard sometimes to be upbeat. I have a post in my head (just haven't written it yet) that's titled "Bitter Sweet" because that's what our lives are. Bitter. AND Sweet. Some days the bitter is just much more present. Hang in there.

The Hull Munchkins said...

This was a true and precious post. I need to hear that other moms feel this way too. Thank you for sharing!

I haven't been to your blog in a while, and the kids have grown so much! You don't know me, but I'm a fellow micro preemie mom.
-Patty