Parenting With Chronic Illness Is Hard — So I Lie

Parenting With Chronic Illness Is Hard — So I Lie

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Parenting With Chronic Illness Is Hard — So I Lie

“Hey, Mom, can you play with me?” my son, with his boundless energy, asks me enthusiastically, his eyes brimming with excitement. My heart is whole, and for today, I am still his favorite play buddy. Anyone with a chronic, debilitating illness will understand the following few words. “Sure, honey, in just a minute. Momma needs to get her superhero energy back up.” A few minutes pass, and I take a deep breath, get up, and…

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