When I found myself truly in the depths of despair this summer I realized that I needed to find some encouragement. I knew that there had to be other people who were raising children with special needs and were doing it gracefully and optimistically. I searched and searched and finally find a conglomerate of blogs called Hopeful Parents. I have learned so much from being a part of this community. I feel that this is where I discovered that our difficult situation is just a drop in the bucket full of many, many drops. It has really brought me perspective and a lot of empathy for so many situations that I haven’t found myself a part of.
The post I read yesterday at Hopeful Parents really resonated with me. Heather’s entire post is fabulously written, but when I got to the part about life not being fair, I knew I was going to ask her if I could link to her post here.
Heather Simms Schichtel is a free-lance writer, parent advocate and full time mom to her daughter Samantha. You can follow their story at www.samsmom-heathers.blogspot.com or contact Heather directly at firstname.lastname@example.org