After a conversation last night on twitter and how most of us with special needs children have lack of family support, it got me thinking how much my kids miss out on things.
The kids come home and say oh such and such Grandad and Grandma sent X this, you know the sort of thing. My kids miss out on all this and I hate it especially on their birthdays and christmas when the only cards they get from family are from Mr Savvy and me. Now my Grandad absolutely dotted on the kids but unfortunately he passed away 6 weeks after I had Pinkie, I was devastated as from the age of 10 years old him and my Grandma were like my mum and dad.
I don’t really understand why family of all people distance themselves when a child is slightly different. Don’t they realise this is the time you need support the most. I think in any parents life the hardest words to hear is sorry your child has ………. Then you are given a book and left to your devices , you go through a series of emotions that of upset, anger and then finally you accept that the child is different. Then you see that people have problems accepting this, for me that hurts more than someone punching me.
So I am looking for adoptive Grandparents/aunts and uncles do you know of any?