But even though that's our frame of reference, having children with medical and physical needs is a very real part of our lives. Some days it takes up a lot of head and heart space; other days it's something we hardly think about.
You can choose to muddle through life willy nilly, or you can try to make everyday living an art form. I choose the latter, for all parts of my life -- even the sometimes hard parts.
Joan Didion once said, “I write to find out what I am thinking, what I am looking at, what I see and what it means.” I write about special needs for exactly that reason.
You can find my book, Beautiful Paradox: Musings, Marvelings and Strategies of a Special Needs Parent on Amazon.
Here are the blog posts I've written about special needs: