I was waiting to pick Jacob up from school today near the little kid’s playground watching children from the special needs class play while they waited for their parents. I had seen the mother of one little boy with Down’s Syndrome picking him up around the same time every day. What struck me today while watching her put shoes on his feet was how much love she displayed for her child.
I has had a coffee this morning with another mum from the school who had an autistic child like Jacob. And in the past few weeks, I had spent lots of time with another friend who has a daughter with Cerebral Palsy, helping her through some marital issues. All these mums, like me, have children who will never be like the majority of other kids their age. We know we will need to be there for them a lot longer than most other parents would. Some days are really hard and we wish things could be different. But how ever bad our days get there is one thing that does not change; and that is the love we have for our children. It is more love than most parents have for their kids. Today when I saw those kids playing in a world of their own, I realised that wherever there were special needs children, there was love. So much love..And that is the true reason they are born into this world.