Welcome to day 31 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.
This entire series was a glimpse into the heart of a mother raising and homeschooling a child with special needs. Over the years, I’ve heard parents repeat the same words I have thought. I shared them with you here.
This series was not a lament. It was intended to be a source of awareness to what your family members, friends, or neighbors overcome daily.
While we experience these emotions, we also do not spend our days in “woe is me” mode. We know we are meant to conquer just as our children are.
I first encountered Helen Keller’s story when I was in the third grade. Like many others, I was in awe of her ability to read and write and speak despite her challenges. The story of her determination stayed with me my entire life. If Helen was able to do it, there was no obstacle I could not overcome. There is no obstacle my child cannot overcome.
I am able.
My child is able.
Of course, I know that there will be challenges that will not go the way we intend them to. Some things won’t be surmountable in the way we think. However, I know beyond the shadow of a doubt that no matter what comes our way, no matter what happens, everything will be OK.
Because, in reality, it is all indeed, very, very, OK.