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Hey there.

Yes you.

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.



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  • Reply Kate Loves Travel

    What a beautiful, poignant letter. Your friends are very lucky to have you there for them… and it sounds like you have made many wonderful friends who have supported you too.

    January 24, 2019 at 10:45 am
  • Reply Stephanie

    I can’t imagine what you go through on a daily basis and I’m sure people are so judgy. I know it isn’t remotely the same, but my mom has taught the special needs class in both elementary and high school since I was a teenager. It definitely gave me a new respect for them and their parents.

    January 24, 2019 at 12:47 pm
    • Reply Jennifer

      Thank you Stephanie, you always have the kindest words.

      January 30, 2019 at 3:26 pm
  • Reply Elaine

    This was a beautiful post. Sometimes, one of the most helpful ways someone can help another is to just be available and open to listen.

    January 24, 2019 at 4:48 pm
  • Reply Nicole Gilbert

    I just have to say that I think that you seem like an incredible momma who does so much for your kids. I love that you’re taking the time to reach out to others to let them know that they are not alone.

    January 24, 2019 at 8:40 pm
    • Reply Jennifer

      Thank you Nicole! <3

      January 30, 2019 at 3:30 pm
  • Reply Marjie Mare

    That’s so beautiful and I am grateful to read your post just right now. It’s good to know that sometimes we are not alone in our battles.

    January 24, 2019 at 10:58 pm
    • Reply Jennifer

      Yes, thank you Marjie! <3

      January 30, 2019 at 3:31 pm
  • Reply Live Learn Better

    Such a sweet letter of support to other mothers. I’m sure it’s greatly appreciated.

    January 25, 2019 at 7:30 am
  • Reply Tonya Morris

    This is such a beautifully written letter. You sound like you are such a great support system to so many who need it!

    January 25, 2019 at 4:16 pm
    • Reply Jennifer

      Thank you Tonya <3 I hope to be!

      January 30, 2019 at 3:31 pm
  • Reply Sarah Anderson

    What a beautiful blog post. And how awesome are you to reach out to other medical mamas to let them know you are there for them. It has to feel good knowing there is someone who is willing to listen or provide help when it’s needed.

    January 25, 2019 at 11:26 pm
    • Reply Jennifer

      Thank you Sarah, that means a lot to me <3

      January 30, 2019 at 3:31 pm
  • Reply Jen

    What a beautiful post. So much love and respect for you, your story and the support and understanding you offer to others.

    January 26, 2019 at 5:12 am
    • Reply Jennifer

      Thank you Jen! That truly means a lot <3

      January 30, 2019 at 3:32 pm
  • Reply Kayla

    This as beautifully written! I cannot relate, but at the same time I can feel the passion throughout. Sometimes all someon needs is to know they aren’t alone.

    January 26, 2019 at 8:11 pm
    • Reply Jennifer

      Yes, thank you Kayla!

      January 30, 2019 at 3:33 pm
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