Day 2: Restoring a Parent’s Broken Heart

Welcome to day 2 of the 31 Days of Restoration: Spiritual and Emotional Support for Parents of Children with Special Needs. You can find the main page for this series here.

The day my son’s diagnosis was confirmed, my heart broke into a million jagged pieces. Until that moment, I didn’t know it was possible to hurt so deeply, feel pain so strongly. My cries came from a place I didn’t know existed. The tears — a flow of dark despair, barely releasing the agony of my shattered heart.

I never thought I’d recover from that sorrow.

But, somehow, I did.

I repaired my heart quicker than I probably should have.

I decided two days into the grief that I would not let this be my life, nor my son’s life. I decided to focus on the birth. On raising a baby. On raising a child. On raising a human being who was so full of love for us already.

No matter where you are on your journey to parenting your child with special needs, you can restore your broken heart, too. If you learn to mend your heart today, you can dip into the healing pot at any point in your child’s lifetime.

Affirmations for Restoring a Parent’s Broken Heart

  • Even though I am feeling devastated right now, I know my heart will heal.
  • This pain will not last forever.
  • I will not be consumed by this heartbreak.
  • I will not be defeated by the overwhelming sorrow.
  • I am healing.
  • My child is healing.
  • We are healing as a family.
  • No matter what happens, I know I will be OK.
  • No matter what happens, my child will be OK.
  • No matter what happens, it will all be OK.

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