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Friday, July 25, 2008

I Am a Child of God

I Am a Child of God: We are looking for stories from parents about the blessings of raising children with special needs. We would also love stories from older children or adults w/ special needs about knowing they are children of God. Uplifting stories, please! Deadline: August 10th

1 comment:

mbcecil89 said...

When we found out our son had permanent brain damage that would cause severe developmental delays, we were distraught. We tried to come to terms with the long term effects on our marriage and family, without success. One day, after a visit to the temple, we were sitting in the celestial room, struggling to understand. Not why. We've been members of the church our whole lives, we get why. We wrestled with How. How will we teach him? How will we manage? How will we love him the same as the other children? The answer struck us both at the same time...Our job didn't change. We are still parents. Our son will need the same things any child needs. Food, clothing, medical care, love and guidance. He is here on this earth for his own salvation. It's his body, and his mission. Only his Father in Heaven can be in charge of those things. Once we stopped making his disbilities about us, we were able to make decisions regarding his care the same way we make decisions for all our children. As loving parents watching over His children. It's not always easy. It's not always fun. Sometimes it's absolutely difficult. But we know that our son is here for a reason, and we are his parents.