Although the world is full of suffering, it is full also of the overcoming of it. -Helen Keller
Many things in life start off looking kind of rough. When you only have a puzzle piece or two, it's difficult to see the whole picture. You don't see a beautiful cake at first, you see a bowl full of flour, eggs, water, and whatever else goes into a cake (apparently, I'm not a baker). The butterfly starts off as a yucky caterpillar. The wildflower starts out as a tiny brown seed. It takes time to develop into the finish product.
I was asked this week, "why would you want to adopt a special needs child?" Well, every child deserves a chance to succeed and a have a family. But my biological son Brody is one of the biggest reasons for the desire to adopt a special needs child. He was born three months early weighing 2 lbs. The beginning of his life started off very grim. Had he been an orphan and families were reading his medical records, there would have probably been a lot of "no, thank you's."
Brody is about to turn seven in a couple of days, and most people would never know the rough start he had. He is miracle! I was told he would never live a "normal" life. Brody proved him wrong! Does every child have this success story? Sadly, no. But wouldn't it be great if every child got the opportunity to be love and cared for?!?! It's ok to be nervous when thinking about adding a child with special needs into your family. Those big medical terms and procedures are overwhelming. Just remember it's just the beginning of that's child story...it doesn't have to be their ending. Love does amazing things!
|Happy Birthday Ryan and Brody!|