A Mother’s Perspective Of ADHD

I HAVE to share this with you… it is so powerful! Keep in mind, I did NOT write this! It was beautifully written by Rachael Simmon.  As a person with ADHD, I’m also the mother of 3 children with ADHD, and this couldn’t be more perfectly stated….

  I sit here alone, as I often do,   Looking through pictures, pictures of you,

I think of the good times as a family we’ve had,

But, lately, they seem far outweighed by the bad.

I know you’re unhappy and it makes my heart ache.

If wishes came true, then your place I’d take.

Your head is filled with anger.  Your heart is full of pain.

For you, I am fighting, but I’m feeling the strain.

I’m not always patient.  Sometimes I get mad.

I scream and I shout, and Lord, I feel bad.

 ‘Cause the last thing you need is more anger and hate.

Cause you’ve had plenty of that in your life to date.

No one knows of the loneliness or the tears that are shed.

They don’t care how you’re feeling, or whats going on in your head.

 They see a boy naughty, what a pain you can be.

They should try living with ADHD.

This morning “you hate me.”   I’m sure that you don’t.

“I’ll hate you forever.”  I’m sure that you won’t.

Whatever you say, and whatever you do,  the fact will remain, that I’ll always love you.

I pray for you daily.  I cry for you too.  I cry for my child to no longer be blue.

  So if there is a God, and he’s listening to me,

Please try lessening the heartache of  ADHD.

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A Tuesday In October

Good day readers, it’s going to be a terrific Tuesday.  I am planning a day all to myself, for I am a deer widow. My husband will be leaving to go hunting for the day, the kids will be in school, oh whatever shall I do in my quiet house?.  I really want to do some furniture rearranging today, but I have a feeling my ADHD will get the best of me and I’ll bounce from room to room, not getting much of anything done.  Wish me luck.

I had a doctor appointment yesterday.  I am now being medicated for my bipolar disorder as well as my ADHD.  It kind of concerns me taking a new psych med, bit I’m optimistic that it will bring some positive change. My doctor also wants me to have an EKG to make sure the stimulants aren’t having any adverse effects on my heart.  I’m told this is common practice on “older” adults.  What the hell, “older”?? I’m only 43!  Oh well, I guess I’m not 20 anymore. LOL

In short, I also want to say “thank you” very much to those of you who read and follow my blog.  I truly hope to give readers insight on what living with ADHD is like.  God Bless!

Adult ADD

I felt a cleaving in my mind-
As if my brain had split-
I tried to match it-seam by seam-
But could not make them fit.

The thought behind, I strove to join
Unto the thought before-
But sequence ravelled out of sound-
Like balls-upon a floor.
         
          —Emily Dickinson (1864)

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