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  • Writer's pictureChristine McCarty

Dear Future Self…

Yes, this is a letter to my future self about being a parent. Not just a special needs parent, but simply a parent who loves her kids more than life itself. Yet sometimes I feel like the chaos is never-ending…wondering whether I’ll make it through another day.


You will my dear, you will!


One day, you will look back at all the meltdowns, the attitudes, the poop cleaning, the homework, the lunch-making, the scheduling, the pick-ups/drop-offs, and the never-ending bedtime routines, etc. and wish you could have those days back. They often say…the days are long, but the years are short! So true!


So please don’t wish away the times they love to snuggle while fitting perfectly in your arms. Be happy you’re not embarrassing them yet and they look at you like you are the smartest person in the room. Finally, find peace that they all sleep under one roof. Cherish these moments as you’ll yearn for them one day.


Soon they will be driving, planning their own schedules, and telling you that you know nothing. However, the impossible times will become possible and just like a fine wine, things get better with age. One day it will all come full circle and you will understand why things happened the way they did. As I believe and see, that everything happens for a reason. You may just not know it at the time.


So, don’t wish away the little problems, the little victories and most importantly the moments that are preparing them for their future self and yours!


Much love,

Raising Addy

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