When you ask hard questions, things get really messy. So, you’ve been warned. “He’s just so mean,” she said to me last night. “I don’t know how you and Russ take it.” In the moments, all I could say is, “Yeah, I know.” It isn’t until later that the words cut deep. We are two … [Read more…]
“Sometimes I go through several days and realize I haven’t really connected with him.” The admission comes from my guilt-ridden voice and lands on the ears of our social worker, who just smiles and responds with grace and affirmation. There’s a picture in my mind of what motherhood should look like. It’s nurturing and tender. … [Read more…]
What it means to be a special needs mom is to breathe through the crisis, avoid the crisis, and cherish the small moments when there isn’t one.