"All Used Up"
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|Sat, 04-30-2011 - 9:56am|
"I am all used up." is what a friend said. Her child is now an adult and she'd been dealing with his severe mental (brain) issues since pre-school. The kid's father is beyond "all used up." We all have advice to give, like "Take care of yourself."
The parents I know personally with children like mine were are incredible in their commitment to both the kids and to the community at large. They are fighting a battle larger than themselves. Some take solace and get renewed energy by being involved, taking on leadership roles, or just working on the sidelines. Look at all the women with breast cancer and their families who walk to raise money. It's like that but more - parents of kids with autism, with schizophrenia, with bipolar... doing so much!