Angela - posted on 04/26/2010 ( 17 moms have responded )
I have a son and he has a severe expressive language delay. He is almost 2.5 years old and says 5 words.(includes animal sounds) The rest of his vocal sounds are screaming. We started sign language and that is going ok, but I am the only one in our family who can communicate with him. We also started speech therapy about a month ago.
Anyway the reason why I'm writing is for encouragement. I don't know any other mothers who have children with developmental delays ( His main delay is in communication but it delayed in all areas, except physical) and all I ever hear is he is "beautiful" and he is "fine" and although he IS beautiful and loving and wonderful, he is not 'fine'. He has a severe developmental delay and we have no idea why. I am dealing with feelings of guilt like what did I do, or not do? MY husband tells me I'm a wonderful mother and that I did nothing wrong, but I still feel like somethingI did had to have soemthing to do with this, but WHAT? am I the only one with these feelings?
I'm sad that my son is not like other kids his age . And I wonder what his future will be like. I feel alone like I'm doing something wrong for feeling the way I do. and when it ry to talk about it with my family they say talk quietly. You don't want him to hear you. Like they don't want to hear me. I hold it in all the time and I'd like to know if other mothers feel this way ever? and will it get easier to have a deleopmentally delayed child?