Monday, November 4, 2013
I have not been in any group or anything for kids with special needs kids. But lately I've noticed that when im with a parent with a kid that has autism or dwarfism I don't feel as lonely. I like talking to someone that's not looking at me with pity or awe but just two people having a regular conversation. I have been so proud of both my boys. School is not easy, sports are not easy, big crowds are not easy. They adjust and move on. I feel mean sometimes because I push them to be so independent and expect them to overcome hurt and unfairness in life. God has been motivating me to look for hurting parents with special needs kids and just Empathize. Just let them know they are not alone. Life can be hard and people that don't mean to hurt us do. A look. A pat on the head. A hint that your not quite like everyone else. And when it's our kids... Coleman's award assembly was last week. It felt like Everyone got an award but him. He looked at me and said "I'm not good at school. Why did you come?" Hurt!! I told him I didn't care about all As or awards but I cared about effort and attitude and I was there because I was proud to be his mom. My challenge to you, to me, to my kids is to look into people's eyes. Look into their lives and be sympathetic, listing, hugging,empathizing,and loving. You never know what your love could mean to that person.