I came upon a blog today that is meant to mothers with a prenatal Down Syndrome Diagnosis, and I just loved it. My favorite quote was “It was as if we were both part of a secret sorority” (sippinglemonade.com) Its so true but I’ve never had the guts to say it loudly because of the sensitivity of people around me. It isn’t us stating that we are better or that you can never enter it. Destiny enrolls us in it. We just have a connection from understanding our fears & obstacles we must face. Of course every parent has them but they are not like ours. We are a sorority that many are SO afraid to enter because they are scientifically “abnormal” but what people don’t realize is that they bring just as much joy into lives as the scientifically “normal” ones (Don’t get offended with that! Its just sarcasm). Science can tell us what we are made of but not who we are.
I just wanted to highlight that quote because I wanted to allow you into our little secret but it’s just like me not being in the club of mothers with typical children. It’s something I just don’t know about.
So when a mother of a special needs child says that her fears and joys are different, she is being truthful and not trying to hurt your feelings. People expect us to be ok with their ignorance toward our kids, sometimes I wish I could be just as ignorant with them, but I try to be the bigger person because I know WHO my daughter is. Someones ignorant statement isn’t going to change how much I love my child and how much she’ll love me. We are thick as theives 😉
Sorry for the title but I get tired of people that get offended just because I comment on how great I think my daughter is. Yes she has special needs but I can think the world of her just as you can think the world of yours!!!!!