Monday, May 11, 2015

Dear Moms....

This Mother’s Day, in particular, I have had to dig deep. Over the last few weeks, our daughter has been in testing because she has been struggling in school. For someone who is about to embark on middle school, it has been a rough patch, to say the least. I am sharing this with you because she has been diagnosed with Dyslexia and some severe learning differences - 
in addition to the ADHD that we already knew about. 
                                    
This is personal and I am sure you are wondering why I am choosing to share it with you. One, because we can only help one another by sharing our trials and two, because this is nothing to be ashamed of, so I wanted to shine a light on it. 
Also, over the last several months, I have been watching some close friends and dear mommas go through some parenting trials no parent should ever have to embark on, I wanted you to know that you, 
Mom, are not alone. 

The last few weeks have been a harsh reminder of just how strong I am as a mom AND just how weak I feel. They say, (whoever “they” are) that you are only as happy as your unhappiest child. It’s true. 
She is scared and so are we. I have been amazed at the resources available to us and am thankful for the doctors, counselors, teachers/school and friends that are fighting to help my child. 

We have a long road ahead to attempt to right problems that have gone undiagnosed for years.  
I am writing this to each of you: 
It is the hardest job. IN. THE. WORLD.
This Mother’s Day means a lot in light of struggles I am watching close friends endure. I have friends who have become single moms and are raising their children on their own. I can’t even imagine their daily plight. 

I have friends who have children that are sick and are potentially facing a lifetime of medical uncertainties. 

To each of you, KNOW this: You are stronger than you think. You are stronger than you ever knew you could be. 
Unfortunately, your strength may be called upon and it may not be until that very moment that you realize just what you are made of.

You may be holding it together for your kids and putting on a brave face every day as you fight your own battles. 

  Remember that God gave you this gift because you are strong and He forged you in His image to face whatever the path may hold. 
                                    
 -H


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