Are you a special needs parent? Do you ever feel hopeless? Well, you’re not alone. I’m right there with you.
I go through periods of time where I get so overwhelmed, that I feel like things will never get better. Like I’ll never find a way to manage everything. It’s not easy to feel this way and still find the strength to pick up and keep fighting.
Right now I’m in one of those places where I just don’t even know what to do next.
I feel like every obstacle is insurmountable and there’s no way that I can keep things going.
In my case, I’m worried about a great many things that I have no control over and so I think that leads, or at least contributes to that
feeling of hopelessness.
When this crippling feeling enters my life, everything becomes a little darker. The weight on my shoulders becomes a whole lot heavier and that little voice that tells me I’m not strong enough to keep going, gets a little bit louder and more persistent.
While in the middle of this emotional battle, I know that logically things will eventually work out. However, at the same time I don’t feel like everything will be okay. It’s like my brain tells me one thing and my heart, something else entirely.
The only way I have found to get though this, is to open up to someone and share what I’m feeling. Sorta like I’m doing right now.
For me personally, the very act of telling another person where I’m at, helps me to feel less isolated. I think that feeling isolated on top of everything else, only compounds the problem.
Anyway, I thought I would put this out there and maybe, just maybe, someone out there will find comfort in the fact that they aren’t alone.
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Our older daughter has severe CP. She is very smart. Wicked sense of humor. Cannot really talk. Some days it’s very quietly companionable. Other days I feel like a shooting gallery duck. I don’t know which direction I am going next. She is very intense, and sometimes her needs seems so difficult to meet. All the same I love her to pieces. She is the child of my heart.
PamelaSmithGaskin I’m right there with you. 🙂
Yes… some days are worse/better than others. I guess it depends on if you are a glass half full/empty kind of person. I’m praying for you and your family and wish there was more that I could do. Lately, myself, the days have been on the glass half empty side.