“I love my Mom because she works so hard at helping my brother.”
Reading those words gave me such joy. Even though there’s been so much chaos in our home, my children still see the love. My greatest commitment as a parent, that I swore to myself during my first pregnancy, was that my kids would feel loved above all else. Now, I had no idea then what road laid ahead and raising a child with a mood disorder has left me wondering at times if they see the love. I wonder if during the rages when we’re trying to regain control of our oldest son, if our younger children see this as fights? Do they understand where our hearts are as we hold our screaming son during a rage? I know my boys are young, so it’s hard to tell what they think of all this, but I smiled as I read this mother’s day card because it reassures me that there is love, and he sees it.