Beautiful words from a beautiful friend who is also navigating this whole “being a mom with Friedreichs Ataxia gig.” Love you big Emily Penn Baudin:
What’s it like being a disabled mom?
Being a mom is hard. Shoot, being a parent is hard. But being a disabled mom is a different kind of hard. It’s hard on the mama heart. The other day Tye was running in the yard with Logan. And I couldn’t help the icky feeling of jealousy creep in my mind. I thought, I’ll never be able to do that. I wish I could just stand up and run with Logan. I tried to push the thought away but the reality overwhelmed me. Then I was given a tender mercy that night. As I was putting L to bed the sweetest words came tumbling out of his mouth. “mommy is the best, I love you so much”. My heart melted and tears filled my eyes￼ knowing he loves me. He doesn’t see my disability. He doesn’t even know I’m not like the other moms. And that is truly beautiful.
What’s it like being a disabled mom? It’s absolutely, truly, wonderfully beautiful. #curefa