I am a member of this special club of mommas. This club isn’t one that we paid an admission fee to get into, it’s one that we were dropped into. It’s not a club that most of us choose to join on our own, but as mommas we join this club for the sake of out children. It’s not how we imagined being a mom. Special needs mommas are a different breed. We are focused on our children and their special needs. We may be focused on other things, but, we are moms too. Just like you.
There are some things that we as special needs moms want you to know…
We are moms just like you.
Special needs moms look at our children and have immense love for them, just like you. We want what’s best for them, just like you. What’s best for them may look different but in the end we want them to enjoy life and learn everything they can. We make decisions for them on a daily, sometimes hourly basis, just like you do!
Don’t give us the look of pity.
Special needs moms expect that look of “I feel sorry for you” every time that we are out in public. While we expect it, we don’t need or want it. Turn that look of pity into a smile and ask us questions! That look makes us feel like we are doing something wrong. We aren’t! Yes, sometimes things get a little hairy in our world, but we get through them and move on!
Talk to us!
I can not stress how much we want you to talk to us! We sometimes feel like outsiders in the world and just want some friends too! We welcome questions and most of us can talk about other things besides our child. Give us some time to warm up to you and you could have a great friend! If you want some great friends come join us in our community on Facebook here!