Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Things That Make You Stop To Think

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?


Chloe's Mommy said...

My heart just broke as I read you post. I think we can all benefit from a less stressful environment - parent and kids alike...as hard as that may be to accomplish.

Love and prayers for those little boys.

Sunday said...

How sad.
I have often thought to myself when I can literally feel my stress level rising in the back of my throat..."This cannot be good for me"

Its there everyday, sometimes numerous times in one day. There is very little respite from this crisis-mode I feel like I live in.

Thank you for reminding me that I need to make time for me and for a little R&R...even in the midst of the chaos.

I too will pray for those sweet boys.

jennyalice said...

I am a person who worries all the time, and these are the scenarios I imagine. All I can do is shake my head, and say a prayer.