I watched Bobby make his first basket yesterday and clapped, yelling out “Way to go, Bobby” grinning from ear to ear as if I were the one who made a basket. We were at his Special Olympics basketball practice and, while Bobby had specifically figured out HOW to get that ball into the basket earlier […]
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Time to be Honest about my Fibromyalgia – and Face the Fact I’m Only Human
Life is a journey, made up of moments, glances, smiles, friends, family, adventures … and when you’re a special needs parent it’s made up of challenges, trials, and celebrations about even the most minute of those moments.
I haven’t been 100% honest though, because my world not just about being a special needs mom – I also have Fibromyalgia (AKA “Fibro”).
So? What the Heck’s the big Deal about having Fibromyalgia?
What this means? Is that I don’t get a simple cold, the sniffles, a day of the flu … I get sick and my immune system plummets and suddenly I am not just dealing with being sick – I’m also in a Fibro flare.
This isn’t a post about what Fibromyalgia is, though that will come – it’s a post about being human.
See, I’m like a lot of moms out there – I take care of my family the best I can, I handle the craziness of life and rise to one challenge after the next. Heck, I’m like a lot of other special needs parents too – I don’t think I’ll ever feel like I’m doing enough, that I’m good enough, to give my kids everything they need. But …
How can we Help Our Children with Special Needs? There is no easy answer when tragedy strikes, no easy way to explain it, share it, pray about it, or explain it to your children. When you children have special needs it’s easy to be unsure how to move forward with a discussion, any discussion, with […]
I’m so sorry for any confusion, but a few (just a few!) of my very personal posts here at the Cafe have been made private to respect friends, family members, or even my own need to vent. I invite you to read through some of my other posts here at the Cafe, either via the […]
This is an excerpt from Caroline McGraw’s book for caregivers, Your Creed of Care: How to Dig for Treasure in People (Without Getting Buried Alive). To receive your complimentary copy of the book via email, visit Caroline’s blog for caregivers, A Wish Come Clear. Pitfall #7: Holding On I’m not a parent, so I can […]