October has been queened as Breast Cancer Awareness Month. However, there have been many amazing things going on for special needs, such as walks and awareness for Autism and Autism Spectrum Disorder. As a parent of a special needs child, I must take the time this month to be mindful of our little souls who beat to a different drum. Life as a child and family who are different can be exhausting and down right poke your eyes out challenging. A family who’s world must bend and mold to special needs learn more about LOVE and SOUL than you can ever imagine. Coming from the heart and not the ego. Staying true to the inner child and not the outer world. Trying to not allow anger or a loss of hope creep in and rattle your core. These families truly live from their Naked Moxie moment by moment, never knowing what the future has in store. Such families have big hearts and endless deep internal LOVE.
The Special Marathon is a party on website dedicated to encouraging mothers with special needs children to live their journey with joy, love and hope. I personally adore this concept and click on weekly for some inspiration. There are truly days that are so challenging they tug hard at my core leaving me feeling helpless and desperate. In fact, there are days I am running in circles and even backwards. Yes, imagine just moving, but always ending up at the very same spot of hopelessness each time you move. You aim to go forward, but instead you end up nowhere.
The Special Marathon is a place for special needs moms to grab a coffee and chat it up together. It’s such a rock your life example of unplugging your mind and soul from the noise and chaos, so it can regroup and reboot full of joy and happiness. Once you reboot, you can focus and solve the challenges at hand. I don’t think there is a special needs mother who would disagree with me, that going this journey alone is not the way. The way is the light. The way is LOVE.