I get you. I am a Medical Mama just like you. I share the same concerns and stress that you do. I worry about the future as much as you do.
I worry about how my child will be treated as he gets older, just as much as you do. I worry whether he will ever call me by my second name, mommy, just as much as you do.
Along with the worry I feel as lonely as you do. I have lost friends since the birth of our warrior and I guess I can’t blame them. What do you say to a mom with a special needs child?
Yet, I can’t help but feel hurt.
I hear the awkward silence when I tell strangers how old my child is, just as much as you do.
I feel the stares, just as much as you do.
I hear the questions forming in their head before they even say them, just as much as you do.
So to the Medical Mama who feels lonely, I get you. I may be on the other side of the world, but I am here for you.
I am here for you when you need a shoulder to cry on. I am here for you when need to kick or scream. I am your confidant. I am in your corner.
The biggest thing I have learned by being a Medical Mama is that I have wonderful and special friends, just like you.