Monday, July 12, 2010

To accept or not accept?

My chromosomes may be different
But my feelings the same
I laugh and I cry
And I take pride in my gains
I was sent here among you
...To teach you to love
As God in the heavens
Looks down from above
To Him I'm no different
His love knows no bounds
It's those here among you
In cities and towns
That judge me by standards
That man has imparted
But this family I've chosen
Will help me get started
For I'm one of the children
So special and few
That came here to learn
The same lessons as you
That love is acceptance
It must come from the heart
We all have the same purpose
Though not the same start
The Lord gave me life
To live and embrace
And I'll do it as you do
But at my own pace

I found this poem on an internet board of moms with special needs kids. "That love is acceptance, It must come from the heart"....I try, I really do try, to accept what has come, what is coming, and what may come. Its been almost a year, and you'd think that after 11 months, I would have accepted everything for what it is, but unfortunately (and maybe humanly), I still have days where I find it very difficult to accept Lauren for who she is. I just want her to be better, in every single way possible. But I know that there are some things I won't be able to change. I think as long as I keep wanting this, it makes acceptance very difficult. I believe I will get day. 


  1. I couldn't agree with you more. I can't see myself accepting my son's condition any time soon. I am not in denial but I am not willing to accept his diagnosis either.

  2. Thank you for sharing that poem. It is beautiful.


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