Children with disablilites

@hagirl (1296)
United States
December 3, 2009 9:38pm CST
I wanted to share this with mylotters. This is kind'a long because of it being a poem. but I caught this through my Dear Abbey discussion for the day. The reason it caught my eye is because my sisters child has downs syndrome age:5. My son is not actually disabled but suffers from ADHD with oppositional disorder which is very frustrating to him. I know how he feels because I have ADHD and found out the other day that Howey Mandel has it also and obsessive compulsive disorder. Author is Edna Massimilla who is 90 now of her daughter diagnosed with downs sydrome. I cried when I read it. Please read it will it is attached and will touch your heart. HEAVENS VERY SPECIAL CHILD A meeting was held quite far from Earth. It was time again for another birth. Said the Angels to the Lord above-"This special child will need much love. "Her progress may be very slow, "Accomplishments she may not show. "And she'll require extra care "From the folks she meets down there. "She may not run or laugh or play, Her thoughts may seem quite far away. "So many times she will be labeled "different,' 'helpless' and disabled. "So, let's be careful where she's sent. "We want her life to be content. "Please, Lord, find the parents who "Will do a special job for you. "They will not realize right away "The leading role they are asked to play. "But with this child sent from above. "Comes stronger faith, and richer love. "And soon they'll know the privilege given "In caring for their gift from heaven. "Their precious charge, so meek and mild "Is heaven's very special child". God Bless Everyone.
2 responses
@maximax8 (29148)
• United Kingdom
4 Dec 09
That is a really touching poem. One of my friends said each child chooses his or her parents. I think that is it a special parent that is given a disabled child. I wonder how my second son managed to pass through many ultrasound scans and his spina bifida and hydrocephalus showed at 36 weeks pregnancy. When he was born he went to a special care baby unit. He had two operations. He came home to our loving family when he was three weeks old. He has to put up with catheter care and leg exercises. He has a pair of splints that he hates. He needs so much care and I love giving that to him. When he was born he couldn't move his legs and now he can crawl. My son goes to a special needs play group. The situations vary, some knew about the disability before their baby was born, others found out at the birth and many know there is something wrong but what they don't yet know.
@maximax8 (29148)
• United Kingdom
6 Dec 09
I don't think it is worth having such tests because there is a risk of losing the baby. Your sister was wise not to have the tests. I am pleased to hear the Reagan is going so well. It was lovely that your sister had a baby boy fine.
• China
4 Dec 09
the children who are with disablilites are exactly very poor,they can ot walk ,sing or hear like ather people,it 's very unfortunately for them born in the world,but, as a healthy person,we can do many things for them,giving them love and make them not to be disappointed to the world,everyone should do so!
@hagirl (1296)
• United States
4 Dec 09
My nice is 5 yo and is doing great. She is such a joy to have in our family.