Mother’s Day is here once again. The feelings and emotions that come with this day are overwhelming. Take your pick…. I rotate a zillion feelings on a daily basis.
Maybe today it will be the unconditional love for my daughter. All the warm and fuzzy stuff that will never fade. Or will it be the pure exhaustion I feel from helping her every step of the way? Just one day off? I need a week!
My daughter with autism turns 15 years old today. And I find myself wondering, where did the time go?
When I think back, I realize all the stages of grief I went through and sometimes am still experiencing. It was extremely ugly in the beginning. I was scared and overwhelmed. Life had just dealt me a big blow and I was completely unprepared for it. I yearned for something I lost. My heart missed the typically developing child that one day took a bad turn for the worse and regressed into autism. Continue reading