Thursday, April 22, 2010
I'm over at LA Moms Blog talking about perspective
A woman who reads my personal blog regularly recently sent me a long email when I posted a comment at her blog. In the email she expressed the dismay that she often felt when reading my posts, especially the ones that describe the daily life of raising a child with severe disabilities. She described her feelings as ones of inadequacy. She said that she felt ashamed to complain about her own life, her own healthy children, when clearly her "problems" were insignificant compared to my own. As the mother of three children, two of whom are "typical" and one whose life is complicated by uncontrolled epilepsy and developmental disabilities, I hear this sort of thing all the time. In fact, I know that even my best friends and family hold back on expressing their concerns and anxieties, believing that these are trivial in comparison to the struggles I face.
Read more over at LA Moms Blog.