I see you at the park, at the grocery store, or at school. I can tell that you are tired, and I can tell that you feel alone. Sometimes, I can almost feel what you are feeling. Maybe because at times I have felt it too.
Having a child with special needs can be so difficult, and sometimes it is easy to believe that nobody will ever understand, that nobody will ever get what it is like to be in your shoes.
Today, I want to tell you that I see you, and you are not alone.
When the days are hard, when it feels like your child will never reach a new milestone, I am here for you. Other moms of kids with special needs are here for you. We understand each other, we get it, and sometimes, we do life together because it is in that community that we can laugh and understand even the unspoken words.
I see you, and my heart goes out for you. But I want you to know I see so much more too.
I see the beautiful friendships that will develop because of your child. I see the milestones that will come someday, no matter how long it takes, but when they do come I see the celebration, the joy, and the pride. I see the overwhelming and fierce love you have for your child.
I see you, the mom, the woman. Someone who rises above the others and challenges the world all for her child. I see you, and you are beautiful.