Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Our Trip to Wal-Mart

I think it has finally hit me that our wonderful, sweet, precious daughter, M has sensory processing dysfunction and what it can really entail. I knew she had it and I saw the signs but it has never hit me the way it did this past week and tonight. We went grocery shopping and lets just say the entire store heard M. She couldn't communicate with us what she wanted and she just lost it. We were trying so hard to calm her down but she couldn't even tell us what was wrong. We quickly finished our shopping and checked out. Of course we got stares and I heard lots of bad comments on her and our parenting skills. Like I already don't feel bad enough that I can't tell what my child wants or needs.

We bought her a weight blanket and for the past few days that has helped 99% of the time but it didn't work this time, we are hoping to order a weight vest soon and maybe that will help more?

It just hurt that employees and even shoppers were talking about us and our precious daughter. Some of them even knew I was looking at them and were still saying things. I guess from now on I will be go shopping on my own or Chris will go.

I love listening to Focus on the Family and recently got their podcast and tonights was about autism. Now we don't think she has autism but all I can say is wow. The stories and the parents feelings were just how I feel! It is a 3 part series called "Hope for Autistic Children"

I am still proud of my wonderful daughter and know that God is putting us through this trial for a reason. Even though I may have hard days and times I will walk through it with joy because that is what God has commanded me to do!

3 Comments:

The Hébert Family said...

One of the first things I learned after becoming a parent was that it wasn't as easy as it looked. I wish that everyone could understand this before becoming parents themselves. It seems that people who don't have kids often think they make the best parents and have the best advice. Even those with children already sometimes think they know better. However, every child is completely unique, which is a blessing, and what works with one child will not necessarily work with another. I just wish that we could all be a little more compassionate to our fellow parents and understand that everyone is doing the very best they can with their own unique and special child.

You two are doing a phenomenal job with all three of your girls and they are growing up in a warm and loving Christian home. Best of all, they are all thriving and developing beautifully! The only one who can rightfully judge you is God. So, while the Wal-Mart employees and customers might stare and whisper, God will surely commend you on a job well done!

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Flumpus said...

I was informed my comment might be taken the wrong way, so I deleted it. I didn't mean to sound like I was talking about anyone reading, commenting on, or writing posts on this site.