my son is my whole world. i would give anything for him.
HI! Im Lindsy.. Just a little bit about my life
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Ode to Special Moms
Most women become mothers by accident, some by choice, a few by social
pressures and a couple by habit.
This year, nearly 100,000 women will become mothers of handicapped children.
Did you ever wonder how mothers of handicapped children are chosen?
Somehow I visualize God hovering over Earth selecting his instruments for
propagation with great care and deliberation. As he observes, he instructs
his angels to make notes in a giant ledger.
"Armstrong, Beth, son, patron saint, Matthew. Forrest, Marjorie, daughter,
patron saint, Cecilia.
"Rudledge, Carrie, twins, patron saint, give her Gerard. He's used to
Finally, he passes a name to an angel and smiles, "Give her a handicapped
The angel is curious. "Why this one, God? She's so happy."
"Exactly," says God. "Could I give a handicapped child to a mother who does
not know laughter? That would be cruel."
"But has she patience?" asks the angel.
"I don't want her to have too much patience or she will drown in a sea of
self-pity and despair. Once the shock and resentment wear off, she'll
"I watched her today. She has that feeling of self and independence that is
so rare and so necessary in a mother. You see, the child I'm going to give
her has his own world. She has to make it live in her world, and that's not
going to be easy."
"But, Lord, I don't think she even believes in you."
God smiles. "No matter. I can fix that. This one is perfect. She has just
The angel gasps, "Selfishness? Is that a virtue?"
God nods. "If she can't separate herself from the child occasionally,
she'll never survive. Yes, here is a woman whom I will bless with a child
less than perfect. She doesn't realize it yet, but she is to be envied.
She will never take for granted a 'spoken word.' She will never consider a
'step' ordinary. When her child says 'Momma' for the first time, she will
be present at a miracle and know it! When she describes a tree or a sunset
to her blind child, she will see it as few people ever see my creations.
"I will permit her to see clearly the things I see . . . ignorance,
cruelty, prejudice . . . and allow her to rise above them. She will never
be alone. I will be at her side every minute of every day of her life,
because she is doing my work as surely as she is here by my side."
"And what about her patron saint?" asks the angel, pen poised midair.
God smiles. "A mirror will suffice."
- Erma Bombeck, May, 1980
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alright so lets talk about me for a minute. im 23. currently married to my best friend, we have a son, connor who was born 11/23/07. he couldn't wait till his due date to come out. he and my husband are my whole life. I used to be in the US Navy and i got out because of my son's medical. im generally a nice person, i try not to be judgmental and i try to be nice to everyone! if you wanna talk to me then go ahead. the few things that do upset me however are
people who talk bad about hte military
people who don't respect other people for no reason
people who get pregnant and try to induce early because they can't deal with 9 months.. you signed up for 40 weeks ladies! tough it out!..
may 07 found out i was pregnant
june07- ITS TWINS
july 07- lost one of my babies to TTTS, RIP angel
Aug07-car wreck totalled our car insurance didn't pay for new car
sep 07- went in PTL and put on bed rest
oct 07-almost couldnt stop labor
Nov 07- hubby left for deplioyment
2 weeks later son is born 8 weeks early
dec 5,07- son diagnosed with heart disease and has stroke in NICU, Heart rate reaches 317 BPM
april 08-son admitted for seizures and placed on medicine
april08- told me son was born without part of his brain and may never walk
april08- told my son has cortical blindness and may never see
may08- get pregnant by suprise and misscarry at 4 weeks RIP angel
june08-husband told he may be going to IRAQ for 10 months
july08- told my son needs physical and occupational therapy
aug08-we got orders to hawaii!
sep 08-talking about eye surgery
oct 08- MRI/EYE procedure.
oc 08- told he has a type of cerebral palsy and may have celiac disease.
Nov 08- HE TURNS ONE!!
feb 08- he gets tested for cyctic fibrosis and gets orthotics for his legs and a knee immobilizer to wear at night time.
feb 08- HE FINALLY gets diagnosed with hemiparesis(type of cerebral palsy)
I have a special needs son and he means the world to me. i didn't ever get the test to find out if he might have something because my opinion was i would love him no matter what. i didn't find out he was special needs till he was almost 4 months old. i don't believe in abortion just because you think you baby will have problems. i believe in adoption. if you got a problem with that... don't bother talking to me.
***Team Jacob*** I have 2 kids and live in CaliforniaNovember 24
hey did u have ur baby???
Live.Love.Laugh I have 33 kids and live in Marion, IndianaJanuary 19
You had twins with TTTS, I did to!! Sadly both of my daughters passed away. But your son is beautiful. Ive never met anyone who has went through TTTS.
Mama of 2 monsters I have 18 kids and live in Lima, OhioJuly 31
I was touched by your profile. I saw your post and went to your profile. My son was born with a club foot. I'm Katie. Hope you don't mind I parenttanked you.
❤ ʘlive Oyl I have 4 kids and live inJuly 31
How is Connor? I have been meaning to chat with you!!! Please come online :D
lolajessup I have 18 kids and live in Beaverton, MichiganJuly 11
I miss you too. how have you been? ive been having some issues lately, and having a rough day. so it was a very pleasant surprise to hear from you :)
r!ssa.♥'sElla I have 1 child and live in Billings, MontanaMay 29
Oh my goodness, we sure miss you guys! I just started using bg again, and I'm on all the time lately. Didn't know if you were still using it or not. How are you? How is the little man?!
ohbabyyy I have 1 child and live in MarylandJanuary 4
Hello, you dont know me but i stumbled upon your profile and saw your ode to special moms... i cant tell you how real that seems to be.... my son was recently diagnosed with an extremely rare genetic disorder called "leukodystrophy" some of the consequences of this diagnosis are deterioration and death... i'm only 18 and a too sensitive person so it kills me on the inside to find this out... its actually quite inspiring though, so thank you .
"TBear" I have 7 kids and live in ArizonaSeptember 25
How is Conner doing? I miss all your updates about him. I hope things are good for you and your family.
❤ ʘlive Oyl I have 4 kids and live inMay 17
Post some current pics of Connor! I haven't seen one since 18 months! lol...
MoNsTeRs&PrInCeSs I have 35 kids and live in HawaiiMay 10
No were not military....my hubby works for the federal aviation administration as an air traffic controller. Were probably moving back home next year.... You guys should be too correct?
***Team Jacob*** I have 2 kids and live in CaliforniaMay 6
omg twins?? wow. i really hope you all get some answers and help soon :)
MoNsTeRs&PrInCeSs I have 35 kids and live in HawaiiMay 5
We've lived here for three years going on four.