This Is What It Means To Be a Parent to a Child With Special Needs, In One Word


There are so many different ways to describe the experience of being a parent to a child with special needs, but we at The Mighty wanted to know how you would explain it. So we asked our readers to pick one word that speaks to what it means to dedicate yourself to raising your one-of-a-kind child.

These are the words you chose:

blessed
Emery Grace, 2.
Devoted
Will, 13.
Emotional
Olivia, 4.
Gifted
Jon Alex, 17.
faith
Celine, 1.
Glorious
Addie, 4.
demanding
Ben, 12.
resilient
Dawson, 11.
proud
Nathalie, 4.
Strong
Tillman, 5.
Empowering
Billy, 14.
Loving
Audrey, 8.
hopeful
Van, 10.
encompassing
Tess, 11.
Rewarding
EZ, 10.
powerful
Alisyn, 4.
perfection
Saye, 23, and Jackson, 22.
stressful
Seth, 2.
normal
Sam, 9.
Endearing
Savannah Mae, 3.
Important
Journey, 8.
Hard
Ethan, 13.
perspective
Libby, 10.
Uplifted
Cameron, 4.
breathtaking
Cody, 4.
Mine
Mason, 3.

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