~ Parents of children who have invisible special needs often feel isolated, judged and frustrated until they meet other parents sharing a similar journey.~ 🖤💙
Being a stay at home mum with children who have special needs I was forever isolated and angry at the world for not giving me the life I dreamed of having. Unable to go out with friends unable to enjoy a quiet coffee or go out for dinner with my family unable to attend school functions or birthday parties unable to go out at all really, due to Autism and ADHD. It bought major dark deep thoughts upon me. I became so depressed I isolated myself from the world as I was frowned upon and spoken about behind my back. It was much easier to be at home than out in the world to be nothing but judged.
Until my thought process changed. I started to embrace my kids personalities. I decided well if the world is going to frown upon them and myself I will do the same back. It started off as hate to the world. I started to laugh in their faces and tell my kids to keep enjoying themselves. I then started telling people what they had. Yes even to the point of yelling "what haven't you seen an autism meltdown before".. I was angry and I wanted the world to see my anger. But during this process I started to see the acceptance from others. I had people relating to me, people telling my kids they were awesome, saying what a great mum I was. I started to realise if I showed the world my true self and my true kids I was more understood than misunderstood. I showed them yes it wasn't an excuse but more so an explanation and they understood me. The world started to open its heart to me as the anger slipped away I started to show my heart back in return. I found the best thing I could do for my family was not to hide away in shame but to be free, embrace the differences and show the world that being different doesn't make you any less it actually makes you even more amazing than ever. 🖤💙🦋
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