mom-me-time I have come to realize that being a single mom can at times be very physically and emotionally stressful. However, I can’t stress enough of how breaking away from the daily chores is very significant. I know that we sometimes think we are like Superman; can leap small buildings in a single bound, faster than a speeding bullet, and is more powerful than a locomotive. Although you may feel like Superman at times, there is a breaking point. Take as much time as possible and enjoy life, do some of the things that will make you happy and most importantly find a support group. When I say a support group, I don’t mean someone that will stick around just because your situations are a lot different from theirs and you make them feel big. I am speaking about the ones that are true at heart and God fearing, the ones that is there because they truly love you and want the best for you and your child.

In the early stages of Justin’s life I didn’t know how to log onto a computer, didn’t know the latest song or even the latest movie.  I dare not talk about social media, emails or dating in those early stages. Please don’t find yourself like me haven’t been out in so long; didn’t know how to place an order at Starbucks, sit at a restaurant where it seemed like five different forks in front of you, and trying to figure out which fork is used for what. Yeah, you may be laughing at me and some of you may even agree but this is where I found myself. No Kidding! Lost in a Special Needs World. Maybe, you have mastered all of these things but for me it is still a work in progress.

I was in denial for so long about being stressed because I didn’t want to seem weak. In fact, in my being weak this allowed room for others to prey on me. Have you ever tried to drive a car on empty? I was literally running on E!  Have you ever wanted to scream and storm out the house like you’ve lost your mind? Perhaps, this might help. You name it, and yes I’ve dealt with it.

Anxiety

Panic Attacks

High Blood Pressure

Loneliness

Depression 

I’ve accepted what I cannot change and a SUPER MOM, I am NOT! 

 

About The Author

God fearing, loving mother to an awesome young man. Enjoying what I do! Although I'm not the greatest teacher, however raising a child with special needs has given me more degrees than any college university you could think of.

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