The love parents have for their children can never be underestimated, but it’s important not to pretend that taking care of children with special needs is all butterflies and unicorns. Sometime it’s tough. So tough. When you feel like the rollercoaster is too exhausting, that’s when it’s time to take care of the soul.
Without wanting to sound trite, sometimes it can help to reset your mind in a positive way by immersing yourself in inspirational words, quotes or passages that seek to comfort and uplift the human spirit.
Here are some of the best inspirational quotes about special needs. The last one is our very favourite because – let’s face it – every single one of us is a superhero.
“Courage does not always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying ‘I will try again tomorrow’” – Mary Anne Radmacher
“Some of our kids got a bum deal in life and I know it might seem impossible, but try as hard as you can to turn your child’s crappy into happy”- Sylvia Phillips
“Until you have a kid with special needs you have no idea of the depth of your strength, tenacity and resourcefulness.”
“Motherhood is about raising and celebrating the child you have, not the child you thought you would have.” – Joan Ryan
“Most people see what is, and never see what can be”- Albert Einstein
“Once you learn to appreciate small victories, there is no need for a finish line.”
“I don’t think the worst thing that could happen to me is raising a child with special needs. I think the worst thing is to raise a child who is cruel to those with special needs”
“As special needs parents we don’t have the power to make life “fair,” but we do have the power to make life joyful.”
“In the end, I am the only one who can give my children a happy mother who loves life.”- Janene Wolsey Baadsgard
“The special needs journey is not one I planned to take… but I sure do love my tour guide”
“See the able – not the label”
“Some of the most wonderful people are those who don’t fit into boxes” – Tori Amos
“Sometimes the things we can’t change end up changing us.”
“Special needs parents are the equivalent of Batman, Captain America and the Incredible Hulk, combined with a side of Mary Poppins.”
Yep, you heard that right… We aren’t just superheros – we are ALL the superheroes, wrapped up in one powerful and loving package. We hope that you have been able to take solace, comfort or inspiration from these quotes, and there’s just one more thing we need to say – you’ve got this!