I am finding it very hard to write for Hopeful Parents this month. I just don't have it in me to write a post that comes across as positive and hopeful.
Last week a very dear friend of mine was involved in a bad car accident. Unfortunately the car rolled and for some unknown reason the airbag in front of her did not activate.
As of today she still lies in ICU, heavily sedated with traumatic injuries.
I am devastated.
Why am I telling you this? Well, she is a mum just like you and me. She is a mum who has a child with special needs. We met twelve years ago when our children were two years old and we have shared so much over the years.
She is my friend.
Why is it that a tragedy is always a wake up call? A reminder that we don't know what tomorrow brings. A kick up the butt so that we make plans for the future of our vulnerable family members who need us to care for them.
Hug your kids and make that plan.... because you never know what is waiting around the next corner.
Di has a 13 year old autistic son and she writes about their journey over at Bright Side of Life.