What did I hear? At first I thought did I hear that right? Yes, I most certainly did as when the response of the friend came out loud and clear, it solidified that I truly did. It is not place to give the specifics of her child as I could provide more based on observations and overheard conversations being in the waiting room that day of the children's hospital, but it is not that. Who I am I? I am just another Mom, A Parent, A Caregiver who too has a child in need of services from a doctor, a specialist, a nurse or a medical personnel but I that Mom, Parent, Caregiver heard that statement which hit me not in a good way. That statement, I was somewhat dumbfounded. I have too have asked myself that same question. It was many years ago when my own life changed. I asked pretty much that same statement or a variation of it everyday for almost three years. Then one day I had the most humbling moment by my own child. A moment when it seem like I was hit by a ton of bricks. I stopped in the moment and figured out the life that I had been given was exactly what it was supposed to be. However, the path that I had been walking, I was the one making it a rough climb and not a peaceful walk. From that point on, my life, my husband and our family lives all began to change.
Just as the parent with a child in need, God truly does not gives us more than we can handle. It may not be easy but I do believe a lot has to do how you believe, how you think of yourself and what support system you truly have within. Dealing with special needs or a disability is no walk in the park and at times it feels like it is a no win situation but there are times the most minor things seems like the biggest accomplishments. For that instance is what makes everything worth it.
For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope - Jeremiah 29:11
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