Wednesday, October 8, 2008

God Chooses a Mom for Disabled Child

I do not think of Nichole as disabled, because she has so many abilities. Yes, there are many things that she cannot do, but there are many that she can do. If she is disabled in the world's eyes, I know I am disabled in God's eyes. So what is worse, to be disabled in a world that will pass, or disabled in that which is eternal?

I came across this poem when Nichole was little. I have posted it here before, but I thought I would post it again. Even though I cannot relate to all the poem, these last verses are so true, and are the only ones I am writing.

I do not like the title, but then again, Erma wrote it a long time ago. I am grateful that she was able to see the beauty of those that are "less than perfect," and capture it in such beautiful words, and from a mother's perspective.

God Chooses a Mom for a Disabled Child
Erma Bombeck

There is a woman that 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 child, she will see it as few people 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."

1 comment:

  1. Karina Guerrero3:45 PM

    Oh Ellen! Only God could find the perfect family for Nichole. She could not have better parents than you.
    You've teached me a lot from your experience. And I've learn I have a lot to work on for being a good mother for my little Rebeca. You are a great example to follow.
    Thanks for all! Huges to Andy and you. Kisses for Ellie and Nichole.


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