When our son was younger my husband came home one day and said a friend asked him this question:
“IS IT WORTH IT?”
I could say all sorts of mean things about this person and his question, in fact, at the time, I am sure I did. It really just showed me his lack of understanding about what life is really about and that made me sad for him.
You begin to realize, when you travel such a road as this, that sometimes those who are really “disabled” are those who choose to live without understanding what is truly important.
IS IT WORTH IT?
What kind of question is that?
At first the question angers me,
But after a moment~ it just saddens me;
It is question of ignorance.
Some may question whether having
any child is “worth it”.
It costs so much!
Time, energy, and money.
You life becomes caring for them,
Worrying about them.
Training and teaching them,
so that they may someday be able to care for themselves.
It’s all about giving~
Giving a part of yourself and
Sacrificing part of yourself to help another.
To help someone grow in love,
so that their lives may be blessed
with people who will love them and care for them.
Having a child with mental and physical challenges
is not so different.
Yes, there are a lot more “things” to deal with~such as
developmental, and health issues and
if your goal in life is to see your child
become a rocket scientist~
you will probably be disappointed.
But if your goal is to help build a person
to be the best that he can be.
To help this person overcome the many
obstacles that are in his way~
to help him learn, love and laugh~
You someday realize you are raising nothing short
of a little hero!
and in the process you
learn and grow so much
you begin to wonder……
has actually been