You don’t come first if you’re a sibling to someone with special needs or even sick. I learned to accept that a long time ago. BUT that’s how it had to be.
Let’s try to paint a picture… having someone (two, in my case) with special needs in your family, that person is the sun and the rest of us are the planets that are revolving around them– our family as a whole is the solar system.
- J was the sun– he had cerebral palsy and cardio issues. He needed us but we also needed him the most.
- K is mercury, he has pervasive developmental disorder which is under the autism spectrum. He is now our sun since J had passed– him and I both tend to switch back and for between mercury and the sun.
- Mom is Venus — the closest to J and K– she would do anything…
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