I met Connor’s sweet mom in the What to Expect spin off group in 2016 when we were both expecting. Some of my friends frowned upon joining groups like that because “they could drive you crazy” but I have no regrets. I have met wonderful ladies in both the August 2013 group and February 2017 group.
Connor’s mom Karen recently shared her son’s diagnosis story with CNNH after years of fighting and advocating for him. Her video hit close to home and made me cry, you can watch that video here. I was so touched by their story that I wanted to share it with my readers and help continue to raise awareness!
To my oldest son, you have no idea how important you are in your little brother’s life.
As Military Parents to a Differently-Abled son, finding quality time together can often be difficult—non-existent. Despite our many separations, challenges, and hospitalizations—we make it work. I’m not saying it will be easy but if you love someone you will make it work. Marriage is like any relationship you have whether it is a friendship, work, and even your care team—it all takes work and communication to go forward.
I see you staring at our loud family sitting at the table. I see your judging eyes when our differently-abled son whines and yells for me to hold him. I see you dart your eyes quickly when I look up because I feel the stares.
Our lives have been anything but normal since the day of your anatomy scan. My heart sank when were told that we needed to be followed by a Perinatal Specialist.