This is a day that the world acknowledge and value mothers with great accolades. A time to rejoice in the recognition of all mothers for their 7 days a week 24 hours a day commitment to their children.
I salute mothers who raised, nurtured and stayed on their knees for their children with special needs. As you encourage the world to walk in your shoes with respect and esteem. You have suffered with sorrow, laughed with joy and glowed with many triumphs.
You have mastered your child's diagnoses from networking with others who have traveled similar paths and researched to equip yourself with tools of understanding. You have gone days without combing your hair or taking a shower to only sit once again in the hospital after another emergency raised its ugly head.
You learned a new language from the IEP (Individual Education Plan) process. You have fought with the school system to provide services. You sat quietly in meeting as teachers and therapist shared your child's abilities - strength and weakness. You internalize what was shared, weakness - you see abilities, potential and promise.
You cried behind closed doors, laughed at the smallest victory, gave strength to your son/daughter's weakness and encouragement in their despair. You are loyal when others fail to accept your journey, a friend when other friends are gone. I salute your warrior spirit, dignity and admiration.
At the city gates you are "HONORED" -
HAPPY MOTHER 'S DAY
Family Alliance Network