Montana winters are long and dark and cold…and did I mention LONG? By the end of March every year, I find myself stuck in a horrible Seasonal Affective Disorder funk that is very hard to get out of. This year was no different. Combine SAD with the fact that someone in my house has been sick at all times since before Thanksgiving, and I have to admit that I have been in a very bad space.
Parenting a child with special needs is a life of extremes. It can be the most exhilarating and joyous experience you could ever know. However, when your child is suffering and struggling, the pain and worry can take you down. Most of you reading this know the proverbial roller coaster all too well. We started TMR to offer help and support to parents who are struggling on this ride. We know what it feels like to feel alone in this, and we really wanted to help others. What I didn’t expect was how much I would be supported by all of YOU in the process.
I can’t tell you how many times in recent days I have cried while scrolling through the pictures you all have sent of yourselves, your children, even your dogs with the book. I have gotten so many new friend requests and messages with kind words. When I am having a bad day – and there have been many lately – I sit down and read the reviews you have left on Amazon. I can’t say “Thank You” enough to all of you. I am so proud to be with you on this journey. I just wanted everyone to know that the help and support goes both ways, and I am so, so grateful for yours. It has pulled me through.
I won’t give up if you don’t!
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