The path of a special needs parent is hard, but you need to choose happiness. You feel countless emotions, each and every one of them, and at some point you have to choose: Will you be a victim or a victor?
Having a special needs child is a lifelong grieving process. Each new milestone that does not happen is a painful reminder of what you've lost.
If your child is nonverbal they may not be able to say, "I love you." But they can express their love in so many other ways!
Is it more important to be worried about how you're presenting yourself and your family to the outside world and the wider disability community, or to focus on the needs of your own family and children?
We make decisions for our medically fragile kids every day, but sometimes family members just don't understand our reasons.