Stranger: Oh! Are you having a boy or girl?
Mama: We don't know... As long as it's healthy we will be happy...
These little words have become really irritating to me. Of course we all want our babies and children to be healthy.
But what if they aren't? Do we love them less? Discard them?
What if they don't develop normally? Do we love them less?
I am going to venture a guess that 99.9% of us will fiercely love our children - NO MATTER WHAT.
The other day at Target I overhead this comment. And with my unnormal children in tow, I fought ever urge I had to tap her on the shoulder and say, "What if she's not?" However since I didn't know her, I figured it wouldn't go over too well. Instead, I just prayed...
So why are these words becoming my big pet peeve? I don't know. They just are...
Maybe because I'm sensitive about children with special needs.
Maybe because I have quite a few friends who children have struggled with health and I know how beautiful these children are.
Maybe because I'm tired of people looking twice or making insensitive comments about my children.
Maybe because I couldn't imagine not having these children in my life.
Maybe because this isn't the motherhood I signed up for, but I wouldn't change a thing.
But this I know... God cherishes and adores each and everyone of our children. Healthy or not. And since I have to children who are developmentally delayed - I think He loves us more! Just kidding - sorta.