So yesterday I read an article online by a mother of a child with special needs.
She was talking about the blessings of her child. How she had met people she would have never met, had experiences she would never have had, etc., by having her child with disabilities.
She went on by saying that she would not have it any other way.
I have one thing to say to her.
You are a liar.
You cannot, in any way, shape, or form, convince me, as a special needs mom, that I would not make Dovi "normal", given the chance.
Given the chance, why on earth would I NOT want my son to suffer? To struggle?
Given the chance, why on earth would I NOT want my life, the life of my husband, and my other children, turned upside down and inside out?
Yes, I've met people I would never have. But darn it, my wonderful friend Peta who I met at the therapy clinic ten years ago! when her daughter Elaina and my Dovi had PT and OT at alternating times...I would be very happy to not know you, and I'm sure you feel the same way, if Dovi and Elaina were healthy.
So, mom who would not want it any other way...
You enjoy having a child who needs ten medications to survive?
You think a g-tube is a preferred way to eat?
You think your child enjoys struggling to communicate?
You enjoy financial struggles due to extreme expenses for your child?
You enjoy IEPs where you need to fight for every.little.thing.?
and on. and on. and on.
I don't believe you.