As the parent of a daughter who lives with multiple disabilities caused by brain tumor, I know from personal experience that being a special needs parent can be sad, depressing, overwhelming, challenging, physically tiring, and emotionally exhausting.

On the other hand, being the parent of a special needs child can also be fun, happy, exhilarating, invigorating, energizing, exciting, fantastic, and amazing!

Special needs parents live their lives on an emotional roller coaster.

When things are going good and our kids are happy and healthy we have our mountaintop experiences.

At other times we may find ourselves down in the lowest valleys.

Sometimes we need a little help climbing out of our valleys of despair and despondency and for that very purpose, I've put together this little list of 15 inspirational quotes for special needs parents. Some of them are even my very own quotes!!

"Parents of children with special needs create their own world of happiness and believe in things that others cannot yet see."- Author Unknown

“Some of our kids got a bum deal in life and I know it might seem impossible, but try as hard as you can to turn your child's crappy into happy”- Sylvia Phillips

“As special needs parents we don’t have the power to make life “fair,” but we do have the power to make life joyful.”- Author Unknown

“Acceptance doesn't mean resignation. It means understanding that something is what it is and there's going to be a way through it.”- Michael J. Fox

“Every tiny little step forward is a major accomplishment to special needs parents and cause for celebration!”- Sylvia Phillips

"Life is tough my darling, but so are you.”- Stephanie Bennett Henry

“Listen to the experts. Glean what works for you and your child, but remember, ultimately, you are the expert on your own child. No one else.”- Sylvia Phillips

“We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned so as to have the life that is waiting for us!”- E.M. Forster

“Buck up, Buttercup”- Author Unknown

“Celebrate and cherish all of life's ordinary, everyday, precious little moments” -Sylvia Phillips

“People with special needs are not as different from you and me as you might think. They want the same things we want: to love and be loved, and to be accepted, appreciated, and included.”- Sylvia Phillips

“Knowledge of what is possible is the beginning of happiness”- George Santayana

“Hang on tight and get ready for the wildest, saddest, happiest, most challenging and most rewarding ride of your life!”- Sylvia Phillips

“In the end, I am the only one who can give my children a happy mother who loves life.”- Janene Wolsey Baadsgard

“Always hope for a miracle, but don't ignore the reality of the situation”- Sylvia Phillips

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