A Powerfully inspiring message. My experience teaches me that these things are true, that all the challenges I face are here to teach me, to move me closer to my heart’s desire and God’s plan. I can always use reminders, though, and this is a good one!
I was 32 when I had my first child, a daughter who is now 17. Shortly after her birth, we learned that she had Down syndrome and a little later, that she had a heart defect. To say that the rug was pulled out from under us is an understatement. This may sound crazy to you, but I never really considered that my baby might have a life-altering condition.
At three months of age, she had surgery to repair her heart defect and I spent the first few years of her life doing all that I could to help her development, including countless therapies and consultations with all kinds of professionals. To the outside observer, I was strong and dedicated. But, if truth be told, I was at sea with only a life preserver. This was a very difficult time for me; a time characterized by inner turmoil and a feeling that…
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