It’s not easy to describe the experience of raising a child with special needs. From the outside, it may look challenging and stressful. But in the heart of a parent, it is a wonderful experience of evolution and personal growth.
Parents of kids with special needs don’t see a disability when they look at their kids. Instead, they see the most precious and wonderful blessing of their lives. They see their child.
We share our life experiences, our kids’ smiles and their achievements, not as a way to convince ourselves and others of their perfection, but simply as parents whose children are their pride and joy. We talk about our kids’ disabilities not to label them, but to make others aware of all our similarities and the great efforts our children make to achieve their goals.
Still, even the most resilient of parents needs some inspiration and reassurance sometimes. These quotes were not specifically created to explain the experience of raising a child with special needs, but they are a good reminder to all of us to see the beauty, joy and hope in our everyday lives with our children.
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