For me, I can spot them more easily now. On Fb, I figure it out because they are the only people not posting brag videos or posts constantly, and when we hit a milestone, or learn a new skill, we never post it, because it may be a year after your child hits it. So, we don't share most of that publicly. I have had two old work friends either recently give birth to a child with special needs, or catch up with another, to find out her almost two year old gets a variety of services and is globally delayed. Both have typical first children. I hate to throw pity in here, but somehow, some reason, God chose me to have both my children getting services. I hate that. That's so not fair. one is enough. I feel less alone when i find others, and I find they are experiencing the myriad of feelings I do: we are amazed by the hard work and progress, but of course, worried sick. I am getting closer to posting more on my own fb, but I would like to weed through and only post to those who I feel would be supportive. I am getting there.
And my other random thought is two things I won't miss when we are past these apraxia days:
1) being my kids' (both as Logan is frustrated and hitting now too) punching bag
Am I the only mom who does the sign of the cross on herself multiple times a day asking for God's grace and patience? Lol. I do and I just keep PRAYING.