This life of a special needs mom is full of what ifs. Early on with our girlie, the what ifs included

  • “What if she dies?”
  • “What if we can’t care for her?”
  • “What if she ends up in the hospital?”
  • “What if we can’t stop the seizures?”
  • “What if we can’t feed her?”

And now we ask,

  • “What if she becomes too big for me to lift?”
  • “What if we can’t get others to help us care for her?”
  • “What if something happens to her during the night?”
  • “What if her brothers can’t help us as they get older?”
  • “What happens to her when we die?”

This life with a special needs child is filled with so many fears. Mostly revolving around fear of the future. Typical children grow up, move out, and move on with their lives. Fears are a normal part of this journey with our children who may not be doing that.

But what happens when those fears control me? I become overwhelmed with it, overwhelmed with the enormity of it. My heart becomes absorbed, and it is all I think about.

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