Sometimes, I feel very alone.
When I am thinking about Lira and the obstacles she has overcome, the challenges we still face, and the uncertainty of her future, I get this sinking feeling in my stomach.
While I know that God made her according to His purpose, I still cannot shake the feeling of being alienated from other parents. Does anyone really understand what this feel like?
Recently, Jenny from Many Hats Mommy asked me is I would be willing to review a book to which she had contributed. I adore Jenny and the advocate that she is for Autism Awareness so, of course, I agreed. When the book arrived, I had the sensation that something big was about to happen in my life.
I waited until the children were in bed to open the book and read.
Wit and Wisdom from the Parents of Special Needs Kids: Mostly True Stories of Life on the Spectrum (Volume 1) is a compilation of over 40 stories. Some joyous. Some heart-wrenching. All personal.
With each page, I gained a new awareness. I realized that I am not alone. There are hundreds of families out there just like our family. Some of them deal with the exact same situations we face each day. Some deal with more than I can comprehend.
If you are the parent of a child with special needs, I highly recommend this book. Whether you need a good cry, a good laugh, or a reminder that you are not alone, Wit and Wisdom from the Parents of Special Needs Kids will give you the encouragement you need to be the parent your child needs you to be.
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