Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Jaime, Tony and Everyone Else

Jaime,
Yes, smiling at people with special needs is fine and a great thing to do. I love people that smiling at us. I really love people that come up and tell me how absolutely adorable he is.

Sometimes I look at people out with really severe special needs children and wonder if people ever tell them how beautiful their children are. Not that beauty is important but as parents we are used to people saying nice things about our kids. Can you imagine being a parent that people either stare or turn their heads from you all the time? So as a challenge to my readers next time you see someone with a child out with a severe special need try giving them a complement.

Tony,
THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!! I was hoping you or Treva would chime in. I am still new at all this with it only being a year but you guys have dealt with this your whole life. You both are amazing people that let's nothing get in your way. You are both truly part of the reason raising a child with special needs did not scare us at all.

By the way Treva is the sane one by saying no to skydiving and I know if she was stupid enough to want to do it she would.


Children and adults with special needs were made PERFECT by the hands of God just like everyone else. They may look different, may act different, may not be able to see, hear or talk but they were made perfect just how God wanted them. It's time we quit feeling sorry for people with differences and celebrate the fact that we are not all the same. Some of the people that have affected my life the most were children that could not walk, talk and had a very short time on earth. God had a very important purpose for their life though as he does for everyone that is willing to follow him.

Psalm 139:13-16
13 For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb.
14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.
15 My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place. When I was woven together in the depths of the earth,
16 your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.

3 comments:

Tony and Rett said...

EXCELLENT!

And Niner, I LOVED your comments! I read them to Tony (my Tony) and both just DIED laughing!!! I miss you guys!!!

Jaime said...

thanks for this.
and you know, sometimes i selfishly hesitate on commetning on the beauty of a special needs child worrying about how the parent might respond. will they think i'm being mean? but now, courage will come up, and i will tell someone that God gave them such a blessing in their treasure.

Mark & Melanie said...

Sarah - Thanks for your wonderful post - I agree, EVERY child is perfect in God's eyes.
Shame on those who neglect to see that!