I’ve heard it said, “God gives ‘special’ children to special parents.” I used to agree because all the parents of children with special needs I saw seemed so faithful, so at peace, so naturally and totally willing to give of themselves without hesitation.
Now that I am one of those “special” parents, I realize God didn’t give me a child with special needs because I was so special, so faithful, so at peace or so naturally and totally willing to give of myself. I, along with those “special” parents who are raising children with special needs are becoming that kind of special in the process of raising these children. Our children are not the reward of mastering those virtues, but it is in raising these children that we get to practice and hopefully learn those virtues.
“For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus.”
Thank you, Lord, for all of your good gifts and for all of your good works.