I’m so overwhelmed by my life sometimes. There are so many things that I have to juggle and/or balance, each and every day.
Aside of from the obvious reasons for being overwhelmed, a large part of my day is consumed with worry. I’m not really a worrier by default but when it comes to all the shit that transpires in my life, I’m consumed by worry at times.
As an Autism parent, I worry about my kids all the time. I worry about how they’re being treated when I’m not around. I worry about them being bullied at school. I’m worried that they aren’t happy. I’m worried that my youngest will continue to lose weight because won’t eat. I’m worried that I’m dropping the ball.
The most haunting worry I have is that I don’t know what would happen to my kids if I died today.
No parent ever wants to outlive their children but when you’re a special needs parent, it’s not that cut and dry.
Everyone says that worrying about the things you have no control over is a waste of time and energy. While in most cases they’re right, when it comes to special needs parenting, there are millions of things to worry about, that most people wouldn’t even think about.
What kinds of things do you worry about when it comes to your child with Autism?