A meeting was held quite far from Earth! It's time again for another birth. Said the Angels to the LORD above, This Special Child will need much love.
His progress may be very slow, Accomplishments he may not show And he'll require extra care From the folks he meets down there.
He may not run or laugh or play, His thoughts may seem quite far away, In many ways he won't adapt, And he'll be known as handicapped.
So let's be careful where he's sent, We want his life to be content. Please LORD, find the parents who Will do a special job for you.
They will not realize right away The leading role they're asked to play, But with this child sent from above Comes stronger faith and richer love.
And soon they'll know the privilege given In caring for their gift from Heaven. Their precious charge, so meek and mild, Is HEAVEN'S VERY SPECIAL CHILD.
As I think I've mentioned before, I have had the same feelings that I've come to realize most parents of special children have. The constant wonderings of "why?" or "how am I going to do this?"...and that's only the beginning of the thoughts of helplessness, guilt & great dispair and loneliness. Days become longer as the nights do too, and then you stop and wonder if you can do this for years and years...or if you'll give up before the job is done. For me, those thoughts vanish at the first glimpse of my 'lil man. He makes it all worthwhile...
Not only because he, himself, has come so far...but because of what he's done for my life personally. He's done more for me, as well as many others who's lives he's touched, than some people do in a long life-time...mind you, he's only been here just shy of 11months. I truly believe that every person should experience the journey we've been on with Brayden, the ups and the downs, the joys and the obstacles.... I now can tell the people who have been on the journey, or one similar...they're not the ones glancing with puzzling stares, or snickering as they walk by at the baby with the bigger head, or the parents who let their children say mean things to the helpless baby who can't sit up, or the adults that make comments in a voice that's far less than a whisper after asking " aww, how old is he?" with a look if disgust, not a look of awwww. Those are the people that I've chalked up to being ignorant, they just don't know. But those are the people that I meet almost every day and never forget when the day is done, the people that are living in a life less than happy...how can you truly be happy without empathy, selflessness & compassion? That doesn't exist in those people, how can it?
I'm going to cleverly make a card to hand to people, I'm not sure what it will say...but it will make them think again the next time their life journey brings them to one similar as my own!