I attended my first ever meeting of MOSK, which stands for Moms of Special (Needs) Kids. I was invited last week by Amy, a fellow mom of a child at Lily's school. And I can't even begin to tell you how happy I am she did.
Even though I had never laid eyes on any of these ladies, I felt a bond with each and every one of them.
First of all, each of us has a child with some type of special need.
And secondly, each of us is a Christian.
It felt so good to sit with moms who "get it". Moms in the trenches, slugging it out each and every day. Fighting for their kids. Loving them and celebrating the uniqueness each of them brings to our families. Looking to the future with hope and expectation.
I left feeling energized, ready to face whatever the day had to offer. This gathering was better than any Red Bull drink or 5 Hour Energy Shot!
The road of special needs can be a lonely one. But today, I know there are at least ten other ladies in Austin on that road with me. We may not be traveling in the High Occupancy Vehicle lane but we are together.
And that makes all the difference.
"So speak encouraging words to one another. Build up hope so you'll all be together in this, no one left out, no one left behind. I know you're already doing this; just keep on doing it."
I Thess 5:11 (The Message)