Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Momma Bear Let's Go

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"Be strong and have strength of heart. Do not be afraid or shake with fear because of them. For the Lord your God is the One Who goes with you. He will be faithful to you. He will not leave you alone."
~ Deuteronomy 31:6, NLV ~

There are momma bears, and then there are MOMMA BEARS. Those of us who are raising a child with a chronic illness, disability, or special need tend to fall in the second category. While not necessarily qualifying as a “helicopter parent,” we do tend to stay a little more engaged than the average mom or dad, monitoring for anything serious in the way of medical, psychological, behavioral, or social issues.

It seems only natural for us.

From the time our kids are first diagnosed, we are learning to be proactive parents. We consume voluminous amounts of information, praying for God’s best discernment on how to put what we learn into action. We go from zero to 100 miles per hour when there is the first indication of a medical crisis, a behavioral meltdown, or a wicked case of bullying. We know how to do triage and treatment along with the best of professionals. And we get to be stronger advocates with every passing year.

Yet, the time comes where MOMMA BEARS need to go hibernate for a while and let their kids be kids...

I am sharing the rest of this story today over at the Not Alone blog.  Join me, won't you!


~ Barb Dittrich

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