We have to learn to stand back,
To let our lovely ones,
Learn to begin to climb their own walls.
Yet this is so much easier said,
Than it ever will be done.
For having a child with Autism,
Is like living a life,
With your heart,
Outside of the safety,
Of your chest.
We are always so emotionally exposed.
No matter how strong we think we are,
Just a few unkind words,
Uttered toward or about our child,
Can pierce us in all of our softest places,
That others may never,
Perhaps this is why every barb,
Whether intentional or otherwise,
Leaves it’s mark.
So please understand that it’s hard for us,
All of this stepping back,
And letting go,
For our children are not just,
A part of us,
- 6 Secrets from a Special Needs Mom (blogher.com)
- Parents of kids with special needs often battle alone (dailystar.com.lb)
- How Will My Child Cope… (trippingdifferently.com)
- Forty Things I Didn’t Know Five Years Ago (autisticson.wordpress.com)