Do you ever feel this way?

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Do you ever feel this way?
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Tue, 07-02-2013 - 4:30pm

A mom is very honest in this blog piece from the Huffington Post about even though she grieves for her other daughter, her husband and herself for how their life has changed since their special needs son has entered their lives, she doesn't grieve the child she never had: 

Perhaps, subconsciously, I never let myself go there for fear that I would never climb out of the black hole I was diving into.

I cannot grieve that other child because I don't know him. I never met him. I never loved him. He was not the child I've been given.

And I love my boy. I love him so much that it hurts to consider that there was ever another "Owen" out there that could have been mine. 

Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jamie-krug/grieving-for-the-other-owen_b_3526763.html?utm_hp_ref=parents&ir=Parents

Could you relate to her feelings?

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Mon, 08-05-2013 - 1:31pm

WOW...that is a very powerful article.  I cannot say that I have ever felt like that, but I can understand where she is coming from.  

HUGS to all.

Maria

       basketball mom!