Mothering a child with special needs is a unique spiritual journey that can be extraordinarily challenging and also a wondrous blessing.
You’re on an unexpected life path that you likely did not envision when you imagined your life as a mother. And you never knew you could love another as fiercely as you do.
Before you knew it, you became an expert in your child’s challenges or disability, and you have a list of medical specialists, therapists and alternative healers that is longer than you realize. Your spouse loves you and your special child deeply, but doesn’t quite know how to support you as you hold the bulk of what it entails to manage all the academic, emotional, medical and logistical needs of your family, particularly those of your special child. You have good friends, and well-meaning family, but most of them can’t truly relate to what you are dealing with. You often feel alone and isolated as a mother, as you navigate new mothering territory that few understand.