Sad days

 
Let’s face it – we all have sad days.  But I think it’s fair to say that us Special Parents have more of them than most.  Whether they were born with it, or it was acquired due to an accident or illness – our children have a disability.  And that hurts.  Really hurts.  Every day.  When you see them struggle to achieve the simplest task, or to communicate, or when you look at what mainstream children their age are up to, it hurts.  And perhaps the worst thing that you have to deal with is the fact that it is for ever.  It’s not going away. You are going to carry that pain around for the rest of your life.  Yesterday a friend posted this quote on Facebook – it totally summed up what I was feeling.  We have to carry that pain around for ever.  And that in itself is life changing.

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But it’s not all doom and gloom.  Some days it’s a lightweight, cool, designer bag that you can just sling over your shoulder.  But on other days, like yesterday, it’s a massive suitcase full of rocks that physically drags you down.  Here’s to more designer shoulder bag days xx

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