Over this year I’ve developed some deep, trustworthy relationships with women who have walked in my shoes. Sometimes we meet for coffee to get support or advice and sometimes we meet just to go to the movies and have fun. One woman is meeting with me to help me navigate the whole 504/IEP process in our school district and others are researching on my behalf. Some have made referrals to our current doctors and others have just prayed with me. Whatever the need, I feel these women are by my side. In the process I hope I can support them as well, but at the end of the day, I never realized how much I needed them until they walked into my life. I’m so grateful that they’re there.
Knowing how much these connections have helped me, I recently arranged a fun outing for my son to get together with another kid who has the same challenges. I wasn’t sure how he would like it, but afterwards he told me, “I definitely want to do that again!” For him it was the first time he was able to connect with a child who could relate to his experience, he honestly was on “cloud 9” that night!
If you’re going through this alone, please try to find some support in your community. Check out local support groups, meet with your church or even open up to a close friend. It’s so important that you don’t go through this journey alone, you CAN’T do this alone!
Like medicine for my soul, trustworthy support has changed my life!
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Please share, where have you found your support?
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