Monday, April 19, 2010

A Poem That Changed My Life

Below is a poem that I received many years ago almost anonymously. A lady at church, that I didn't know very well , sent it to us in a Christmas card. When I read it the tears just flowed. It came right at the time when we were finding out what Daniel(our son) had and that I was a carrier of Fragile X syndrome.

I hope you enjoy this as much as I did. It is explaining what having a handicapped child is like and how it feels. However, you can relate this to almost any aspect of life. We all have plans that don't go the way we think they should but everything seems to always work out for the best.
Because of Daniel I have grown a lot as a person and have been able to meet many wonderful people along the way. They have all made my life better by knowing them.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

It reminds me of when I took my mainstreaming class and a mother of a child with down syndrome said she wished she had known before she gave birth her daughter had down syndrome because the surprise of it meant she had a diagnosis and if she had known ahead of time she would have had a baby instead of a "diagnosis". Her daughter was precious though. I remember her insights to this day. Especially the effect of having a special needs child in relation to her older son who did not have down syndrome and sometimes felt overshadowed.

Carrie Stuart said...

Wow, 3 blogs? I'm impressed! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I love this poem, too. I'll stop by now and then and see what you're up to. Nice to "meet" you!

Double Wide Mom said...

Thanks again for stopping by. What spoke to me most was the quote to the right about being in control of your own happiness and sadness. Needed that reminder today.

Cheryl said...

I've seen this poem before and it still rings true. I believe I've quoted it a time or too myself. My friend's friend's 2 year-old son was just diagnosed with Fragile X. I'm sure she feels like she's just off the plane in Holland.

Thanks for stopping by my blog!! I, too, will be back!

Jill said...

I have read this poem before and often think of it when I am feeling disappointed about something.
I am in awe by you Karen and all you have been through yet still want to reach out to others with such love and understanding.

~*~Eneida~*~ said...

Lovely...thanks for posting something so meaningful. This blog is great, nice job! *Stopping by from Lady Bloggers!

Florida Girl Meets the Midwest said...

My uncle raised two disabled sons and though I can't relate myself, I imagine this would be a challenging journey.

Teresa @ ♥ TOO MANY HEARTBEATS ♥ said...

This is SO very beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

{{HUGS}}

Teresa <><