PART 1 - Let’s accept it! The mentally challenged are among us... they are human beings just like you and I & sometimes they are our cousins, uncles, aunts, friends, neighbors, children, fathers and for me it’s my MOTHER!
It is a hard truth (#mytruth) that I’ve been battling with since I was 5.
Truth be told I’ve not been the best at caring and giving her all the love she needs but for those who know me personally, would understand.
I decided to share this tonight with y’all, because because I’ve realized that I’ve kept this to myself, thinking I can save the day all by myself. While I’m busy playing hero, trying to complete tertiary studies, trying to earn more to take care of her needs+ mine she’s depleting.
It all gets so overwhelming at times that I sometimes think it’s better not see her when in-fact she really needs me.
If you are in a similar position (just remember they always need us.) they need our compassion, our love, our embrace, our tenderness and our strength. Be there!