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29 January 2015
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Parenting a Special Needs Child

Having a child with special needs can be very overwhelming and life can be uncertain. When my son was first diagnosed with Autism, I was so lost and confused as to what will happen to him. As a parent, we all envision our children growing up, going to college, getting married and having children but when you have a child with special needs, your dreams for them are changed. I can remember feeling like a failure of doing something wrong while I was pregnant to cause his autism. Every birthday, I would get depressed because all of the data and stats stated that early treatment is the best outcome of curing or reversing autism.

The past few years, I have been really praying and walking in faith with GOD. I know now that GOD made my son this way and chose me to be his mother. I remember praying to GOD to heal my son of autism because this is what I wanted. I now pray to GOD to make him the best person he’s sees fit. I know that GOD is in control and as long as I have faith that GOD will allow my son to be the best he can, autism or not, he will be fine in this world. I am here as his mother to allow GOD to use me to help him navigate the life he has and help mold him to be as independent as GOD sees fit. Last week my son celebrated his 13th birthday. Instead of being depressed about how far behind he is of “typical” children, I looked at how far he has come and gave all the GLORY TO GOD for blessing me with an awesome child.

 

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