Someone I Love

What it feels like to be the parent of a child with severe special needs.

By Lori Hickman

Someone I love relies on me in ways you will never understand.

Someone I love endures pain and challenges that break my heart and renew my spirit at the same time.

And still others don't understand what it is to be me.. they aren't living in my skin.


© Lori Hickman is a speech pathologist in Washington state. She originally published this as the dedication to Living in My Skin, The Insider's View of Life With a Special Needs Child. Reprinted with permission of the author, all rights reserved.