I received a message from one of the online autism groups I am a member of about a mother of four-year-old twin boys; both who have autism.
Last week she dropped the boys at school, walked out to her car, and died of a brain aneurysm.
The words have haunted me over the past 24 hours. I know that anyone can have an aneurysm, but did the stress of parenting her boys ultimately lead to her death?
I am sure I am not alone in this world of special needs parenting when I say that I have thought many times that I am slowly killing myself by not getting my stress managed to a more controlled level.
This is an eye-opener for me. One more reason to top many for getting our family into a more stable situation.
Say a prayer for those boys, okay?