When a parent enters into the world of parenthood it is automatically presumed that it will be a fabulous journey, will all go to plan as viewed when pregnant. In many cases and for the lucky ones this does happen, however when your child is ill or medical conditions, unforeseen circumstances happen that illusion is a million miles apart.
For me being a parent with children with SEN (special education needs) and disabilities it (and SEN parents will agree) can be a very lonely, frustrating and fearsome journey. Family and friends are there for us in our everyday lives to support us, unfortunately they are not in the position so don’t really have an understanding of the circumstances we are in.
I have just read the book “Warrior Mums” by Author Michelle Daly. Every Sunday on Twitter Michelle runs a series called Warrior Mums and this features ladies who have gone through for some life changing experiences, highs and lows of becoming parents, challenges that they have overcome in life. Her book features 11 very brave and honest ladies who have spoken about their reason for being a “Warrior Mum”
Times can be very hard, stressful and a lot of people when going through trying times will question “why me” “life isn’t fair” .This book is a fabulous read as it proves by all the stories featured that yes, we are often thrown difficulties to face, but these difficulties can be overcome and no matter how bad a situation is, there can come some good and ultimately “Things happen for a reason” It also leaves you with the feeling that we are not alone. There are people out there that care, who will help and support you in times of need, for many people it is about reaching out for help and accepting it. Accepting circumstances/situations is often the 1st big boundary to overcome.
Well done Michelle and all you lovely ladies featured ….. a compelling read for each and every one of you, you are all definitely Warrior Mums :)
Warrior Mums is available to buy at Amazon http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=node%3D341689031&field-keywords=michelle+daly+warrior+mums