No confessions today. Only me, sharing my heart.
There is so much I want to share and yet they are all getting tangled up in my mind and I can’t seem to focus on the right words to use.
My heart lately has been aching for the mothers of kids who are deemed “special needs”. I don’t know how many of you are out there, but this post is for you.
You are a good mother. God has trusted you with one of His precious hearts. You are a good mother.
As the mother of a challenged kid, you will cry over your child. You will fight for and with your child. You will study your child to find out how to best help your child. You will change menus, buy books, rearrange schedules, and reorganize nearly everything. You will work hard to help people see your child as you see your child. You will get frustrated with people who refuse to see your child as anything other than “difficult”. You will love your child deeply and profoundly. You will dread school, because let’s face it, school is hell for kids like ours. You will overcome that dread and send them anyway. You will see grades that make you smile, you will see grades that make you cry. You will work with countless people who either get it or don’t get it. You will advocate for your child, even when you are tired and just want to quit. You won’t quit. You will keep on advocating because you know, it is your job to do. You will do all this in hopes of your child seeing themselves as the gift God created them to be. You will try to make your voice louder than the lies they will believe about themselves. You will pray and pray and then pray some more. You will cling to God, even though sometimes you don’t understand why.
You see, you will do this because God picked you on purpose to be this kids mom. You were handpicked. So, do your job because God, who created the heavens and the earth, is there to do His job. God is God over your child’s life, just like He is God over yours. Hang in there. You are not alone.