9 Ways Special Needs Moms Blow Us Away

mom hugging childLet's think of some words and phrases to describe moms, shall we? Beautiful. Genius. Determined. Gutsy. Loving. Having lots of endurance. Having a keen ability to maintain composure. Funny as all heck. All these describe Ellen, mom of two and blogger at Love That Max. She's the mother of a child with special needs and is a fantastic writer whose post "20 More Reasons Moms of Kids With Special Needs Rock" inspired us.

Let's take a look at the list ....

  1. Because we are geniuses at talking our way into whatever it is that will make our children's lives easier—at restaurants, amusement parks, school, wherever.
  2. Because we help people see the amazing kid behind the special needs. Put that pity away, please.
  3. Because we have learned the language of disability and medical conditions, so much so that sometimes people ask if we ourselves are medical professionals. Too bad we have nobody to bill.
  4. Because we are so over "typical."
  5. Because we work through those not-doing-enough-for-my-child guilt trips...and move right along to feeling guilty about something else. Next!
  6. Because we have endless determination, dedication, and energy.* (*This motherhood brought to you by caffeine.)
  7. Because we have cried more tears than we ever thought humanly possible, but never let our kids see the sadness.
  8. Because we still have a healthy sense of humor. And no cellulite! Or we do have some but we have no time to care!
  9. Because we know that the timeline for when our kids do stuff doesn't matter. Even when our hope is running low, they somehow surprise us.

To read the rest of Ellen's list, check out "20 More Reasons Moms of Kids With Special Needs Rock."

What can you add to this list?


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