I’m Mama to a living breathing miracle.
There were those who had Parker’s time here on earth pegged at less than a year.
I remember rushing our Brave Hero into the ER one night. The Intern asked us if we wanted to sign a DNR……just in case. Reed and I looked at each other and then gave the Intern an emphatic, NO!
Then there was the day, after spending almost three weeks in the hospital with Parker, one of his doctors called our home. “I wanted to tell you,” he said, “that nobody believed that Parker would make it the week.” “But he did. You refused to give up, no matter how many curve balls we sent you. You took it all in stride and just kept going.“
I spend a lot of time worrying about Parker’s health. The extra chromosome is NOTHING compared to a life threatening illness. As a matter of fact, I’ve grown to love and have a great respect for that microscopic little bit that has made my life much richer.
There is one thing I’m learning. It’s a simple little idea. One that all of us can use in our lives.
When in doubt, doubt the LIMITS.
Never doubt your child’s ability to achieve a goal.
Never doubt your child’s potential.
Never doubt his divine purpose.
There are so many who choose to doubt the value, the worth, the reason for the life of a child with special needs.
They try and set limits on who is worthy to be born, and who isn’t.
I’d like to challenge all of us, each time we find ourselves doubting…..to doubt the limits.
When our hearts whisper to us of hopes and dreams for our children, don’t think, ‘but what about….?’
Doubt the limits.
Don’t allow yourself to doubt your child’s ability. Don’t allow yourself to doubt your ability.
Doubt the limits.
Then proceed to make those hopes and dreams come true.