I am a parent with anxiety.
On top of all the things have to worry about as a Mum, and as a parent of a child with special needs, I worry about things that don’t matter.
Not just worry, it is more than that.
I get fixated on something that I cannot change and make myself feel dreadful about it.
I am a parent with exhaustion.
On top of the anxiety surrounding being a Mum, surrounding parenting a child with special needs, I am so, so tired.
Not the tired from having a busy day.
I am sleep deprived as my child doesn’t sleep well, and mentally exhausted from the anxiety.
I am a parent on the edge.
On top of the anxiety, and exhaustion, I have to always be ready to fight.
Not just to fight for what my child deserves.
I need to fight the anxiety, to fight the exhaustion and to fight the world for acceptance and services my child needs.