I firmly believe in naming a person before stating a diagnosis or other identifier. Emily is Emily! She has Cri du chat syndrome but she’s not a Cri du chat syndrome kid or a special need kid… She a young lady with special needs, the same goes for me, I am not a special need mom. I am a mom, the mom of a daughter who has special needs… Does that make sense?
I am a mom!
I am the mom of an amazing daughter who has special needs but I am not a special needs mom!
My needs are not specials.
What I want for my daughter is what you want for your kids.
I want her to learn and grow
I want her to reach her full potential
I want her to be happy and a little silly
I want her to have friends and be part of a team
I want her to contribute to society
I want her to mater
I want the world to see her the way I see her
What I want for my daughter is not special at all.
I am not a special needs mom!
I am a mom!
What is special is what I had to and still have to do to get Emily anywhere near…
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You are right you are not a special needs mom but you are a special mom
Yes I am 💜
I love this. And I love your hopes for Emily.
Thank you! 💜