This post has been published by me as a part of the Blog-a-Ton 12; the twelfth edition of the online marathon of Bloggers; where we decide and we write. To be part of the next edition, visit and start following Blog-a-Ton.
You asked, “What’s your wish?”
Well, I don’t have a wish but a whole big wish list.
- I wish I get a break for at least a few days. An ‘All Girls Party’ would be wonderful and a romantic holiday with my husband would be simply bliss.
- I wish my home was clean for some part of the day. I would love to walk around the home without doing the hop, skip and jump over the toys or spilt milk or cushions that lay scattered all around the home.
- I wish that even the simplest and routine things like getting the spoon to the mouth or brushing teeth were not some projects.
- I wish teaching ABC was as easy as 123.
- I wish I could worry a bit more constructively especially after the meetings with the specialists and facilitators.
- I wish my determination never falter or waver, to help, to assist and to guide.
- I wish I could deal with the toxic people and their stares and sermons, criticism and questions, a shade better.
- I wish my support group supports me and inspires me always, helping me to make it through the day.
- I wish I could sleep in peace for some time.
- I wish my child gets all the happiness and joys of this world.
- I wish I could give the wings of confidence to my child to fly high…
I am the mother of a child with special needs.
PS: Based on real life experience of an acquaintance.
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July 9, 2010 8:06 pm|
one of your best write ups shilpa..I do not read much about children with special needs anywhere..your post is a combination of hope, love, belief, frustration and helplessness..loved it 🙂
July 9, 2010 9:23 pm|
Awwww yours is a very REAL post there Shilpa. You never fail to amaze me when you write with such ease. Straight from the heart eh!
July 9, 2010 9:58 pm|
Shilpa, this is a very touchy write-up. Each and every wish of yours is so genuine that it hovers on your mind all the time. Very beautiful blog !!
July 9, 2010 11:16 pm|
short n to the point..nice work..
July 10, 2010 2:09 am|
My heart goes out to you…Your wishes are so real and truthful.
As for the special child…hope caring for her/him makes you a special person…I admire people who have the energy and patience to cope and smile thru life…hats off to you! and your partner too!
July 10, 2010 2:59 am|
@ Nalini : Hi Nalini, I have seen a mother of a special child very closely, so I know her trials and tribulations of caring and nurturing for a special child.
No, this is not me!! I don’t know, if I’d be strong enough to nurture such a special child.
Hat’s off to all the parents of children with special needs. I have seen that they are more compassionate, determined and resilient than other parents.
God bless them and their kids with all the joys and happiness!
July 10, 2010 4:50 am|
Loved your wish list, Shilpa !! I can so relate to these wishes, as a mom. And on the top of that, for a mom of child with special needs, it is all the more difficult !!
BTW, your post made me be a part of BAT for he first time.
July 10, 2010 5:11 am|
@ Dil se : Thank you!! 🙂
Wow! That’s cool. Looking forward to your BAT entry!!
@ Neha : Am glad you liked it, Neha. It’s really tough for the parents and even for the siblings.
@ Vibhuti, Binzy & Adarsh : Thanks for the words of encouragement. It means a lot. 🙂
July 10, 2010 5:30 am|
Shilpa: The results are out, finally 🙂
July 10, 2010 5:57 am|
Mast post hai shilps !Direct Dil se post !
I’m proud of you..really!!
July 10, 2010 6:22 am|
Very ‘down to earth’ wish list.. I am sure those will be fulfilled ..
July 10, 2010 6:58 am|
u amaze me wth every post Shilpa. While the rest of beat our heads writing fiction and poetry and god knows what not, you come up with such a beautiful post written with such ease. had I not seen ut reply to Nalini, I would have thought you were talking about yourself. hats off to you
July 10, 2010 7:15 am|
You have brought the emotions of the mother very appropriately….me too have known someone with a child with special needs …I could feel it in your narration….
July 10, 2010 7:27 am|
Amazing.. It sounds so real.. and so true.. loved it..
July 10, 2010 7:37 am|
I really like the ease with which a colossal issue has been handled. No sentimental dialogues while every bit is so sentimental. I know what it means to have a child with special needs. It is difficult but there are some lovely things about them that make you do anything for them.
July 10, 2010 8:14 am|
May your child really really fly high and make you feel very very proud!!
Straight from the heart post…seeing a BATOM -12 Winner in your post~( i m no Paul- Octopus to predict, but still have this gut feeling)
All the best 🙂
July 10, 2010 9:47 am|
I pray all the wishes listed here n more come true..
Very touching post sis..
July 10, 2010 10:43 am|
Lovely write up!! Those are most of women’s wishes too!! All the Best 🙂
Do read My entry for Blog-a-Ton’s Contest,”WISH” http://swathipradeepworld.wordpress.com/2010/07/10/wish/“
July 10, 2010 11:21 am|
Thoughtful, touching and makes sense to have blog to share such things.
Let all the wish come true
July 10, 2010 11:53 am|
of all de wishes… i wish yur child gets all he wishes
July 10, 2010 2:12 pm|
Amen to the mother’s wishes!
July 10, 2010 4:14 pm|
I am participating in the blog-a-ton contest for the first time and the best part is that you get to read so many good posts like this.
July 10, 2010 5:25 pm|
amen to all ur wishes shilpa..
this one is good!
i came across ur blog via BAT, first time participant, the best thing is ALL OF THIS, my fellow bloggers, it inspires, it creates hope, it is full of life..
best wishes 🙂
July 10, 2010 6:06 pm|
July 10, 2010 7:05 pm|
We talked about it yesterday, and as someone aptly said, while we were all breaking our heads with fiction you coolly delivered the goods this time!
Beautiful, now I understand the line “toxic people” 🙂
July 11, 2010 12:25 am|
no words on the feel about this wish. definitely no words shilpa, you are awesome..
I wish you a good luck for BATOM – 12
Saravana Kumar – Wish
Saravana Kumar M
July 11, 2010 2:59 am|
First time, i am reading ur blog and i am quite impressed by ur writing…
This article for BAT is awesome…
Even i am contesting for BAT this time,
Have a look at my article here
July 11, 2010 3:16 am|
i like this wish list. sometimes the simplest joys are the ones that seem so far, or hard to achieve.
the one that made me laugh out loud was “I wish my home was clean for some part of the day…”
that’s not asking much, right? just some part of the day!
i read another blog by a woman with a special needs child. i’m happy to send you the like if you’re interested.
peace, love, happiness,
July 11, 2010 4:33 am|
Touching,true and terrific.
What i liked best was the absence of any self-pity,just the hope that the heavens look down with favour upon someone trying their best to succeed against adversity.
July 11, 2010 7:05 am|
simple, touching and so thoughtful..
I truly loved this post.
Good Wishes for BAT12!
Gkam – Wish
July 11, 2010 7:55 am|
An honest-to-goodness wish list everyone wishes to have…:-)
May all your wishes come true!!!
Goodluck for BATOM 12!
July 11, 2010 9:44 am|
All of them are realistic wishes….quite touching…
July 11, 2010 9:51 am|
Beautifully written…and I don’t know if I should even try to say anything more..
July 11, 2010 10:31 am|
hey shilpa, i wish all your wishes come true!
July 11, 2010 4:11 pm|
I wish wholeheartedly that all your wishes come true.
Vee – Wish
July 11, 2010 6:21 pm|
:). This reminds me of my old neighbors. Their daughter (my friend’s sister and also my friend) was special too and i saw aunt struggle but not a day did she complain. I always admired the strength she had in her.
Very very beautifully written :).
July 11, 2010 6:38 pm|
Good one.. All da best
July 12, 2010 6:15 am|
WOW !!! Am amazed by the simplicity, yet the wealth of meaning behind certain wishes !!! Hugs, this is too good a list !!! May it come true for you !!! 🙂
July 12, 2010 6:52 am|
Very much agree to your comment on special needs. Those parents are indeed angels in real world!
July 12, 2010 9:53 am|
pragmatic and wishful wishes…
and mothers, i guess they spend whole life wishing for their children..
liked the spoon and brushing line…
July 12, 2010 11:00 am|
very well said ma’am
I can understand what you mean to say more than anyone and u know what I mean by this,
July 12, 2010 11:44 pm|
hey just stumbled upon your blog…wanted to say that you have a lovely space here..your writing is very neat and fresh 🙂 keep up the good work and i will sure be back for more 🙂
July 13, 2010 2:49 am|
The sacrifices a mother does for her child are uncountable and she does not even count them as a sacrifice… Truly mother spirit 🙂
July 13, 2010 6:00 am|
a wonderfully upfront post..simple and lucid with the wishes…likd it..wish ya luck fr BAT 12….following ya! 🙂
July 13, 2010 10:35 am|
simple…articulate…and i just loved it! and we all have a wishlist not just A Wish…so true!
You have one more fan 😉
All the best for BAT!
July 13, 2010 10:56 am|
best wishes for BAT12!
July 13, 2010 1:22 pm|
your post is something to the point written with love..!!
may all your wishes come true…thats my wish..!!
all the best dear..!!
July 13, 2010 4:41 pm|
May all your wishes come true. It reminded me of all the specially abled people I came across.
July 14, 2010 10:35 am|
A thoughtful wishlist Shilpa 🙂
July 14, 2010 4:07 pm|
may your friends wish do come true…:)
July 14, 2010 8:21 pm|
Good nice & simple sweet one.I wish all your wishes come true. On similar lines, my wish would be never to wash my clothes in my lifetime. being a bachelor this is the most horrible job ! good luck for blog-a-ton,
July 15, 2010 7:40 pm|
this is such a nice wish list.. i will say a little prayer before i sleep tonite.. for all ur wishes to come true!! *love n hugs*
July 16, 2010 2:10 am|
May all the wishes come true sometime soon 🙂
Beautifully put 😀
July 24, 2010 10:55 am|
@ All : Thanks A TON Everybody for your feedback and thoughts.
It means a lot!! 🙂
PS: It’s not my story…just to clarify as many thought so!! 🙂
July 25, 2010 5:05 am|
I’m glad you mentioned the facts. I imagined everything to be very real and hence the facts helped. I’ll watch out for your posts.