When you are the mother of a special needs child, people tend to advise and question every decision you make about said child. The same is true for home school moms.
So, imagine my life as I home school a special needs child. My reasons are many and multi-layered.
Most people mean well (and some are just bossy know-it-alls), but sometimes we need less criticism that is dressed up as advice and more encouragement and emotional support. Most of all, we need your prayers and kind words.
Parenting is a monumental task by itself, and not to be taken lightly. Having a daughter that will likely never be independent and watching her miss out on the usual girly stuff and friendships can be heartbreaking. No sleepovers. No boyfriends. No driver’s license. All of that makes me sad. The worse part though, is watching her struggle with the simplest of things.
Having said all that, I know God is still on His throne. He has a purpose for her and is even now using these struggles for all of our good, even if we can’t see it yet.