Parenting a child with special needs is the hardest path I've walked, and last year, it nearly took me down. And like a challenging race, there are times when I think I can't take another step. But I can, because I am not alone.
I’m tired of being on the sidelines of my life, cheering on everyone else while I watch. I’m my kids’ biggest cheerleaders, my husband’s strongest supporter, my friends’ loudest champions, my extended family’s first responder. And while all of that is deserved, I somehow got lost.
But it’s my turn now. When I agreed to do this, I made a commitment not only to this group, but also to myself, to do what I need to do to participate fully in this life, to be the best version of myself so I can be there for those who need me, including myself. Participating in Ragnar is just a piece of the bigger picture that is a whole, healthy and fulfilling life.
Steel Magnolia Moms is an essential resource for moms like me, providing the support so desperately needed to the moms who need it most, to remind us we can take another step, that we are surrounded by strong women on a similar road. Please donate to Steel Magnolia Moms today.