I am a married mom of 5 children aged 15, 13, 9, 8 and 5. Our 8 year old son was diagnosed on the spectrum at 2 years old and life hasn’t been the same since. Marriage is hard without children, especially children with special needs. We try and find the humor in the hard times and give each other space when we need it. There are many times we want to throw in the towel (marriage is hard, right?) but we always find out way back. Together, I believe, we can make it through anything. My husband is my rock and my sanity. He is the most patient man I have ever met. We divide our time between behaviorists, visiting private schools, trying to work full time jobs and every once in a while a date night where we get to fall in love all over again.
Raising special needs kids in not only a challenge on the marriage but for the rest of the family as well. We do our best to keep them grounded and explain why our son gets special treatment but it isn’t always easy. When I first agreed to write this blog, I was hopeful that I would be able to help one family. Now I am thinking that maybe we can just help each other. It is nice to know we are not alone on our quest to find answers, solutions, and to help our special needs kids grow up to be the best they can be. Please reach out to me anytime. Whinetimemom@gmail.com Twitter: @whinetimemom