Christine - posted on 07/14/2009 ( 1 mom has responded )
I am a very proud mother of beautiful twin boys. They are the reason for me being the best I can be!
Two months after my beautiful twins were born...one of my boys was shaken by a family member. Which I walked in on. They did this act of abuse because they were pissed that my son was crying and they say they were under the influance of drugs.
I was told by the doctors my son would be a vegetable for life, he would never talk or walk & he would stay in the curled up fetal position for life. I was completely devastated the day I was told this! I was in shock...showing no emotion and the doctors continue to ask me if I heard what they said! I then said, "Yes, I understand." I walked out of Scottish Rite Hospital, took my twin boys & placed them in their car seats. As I closed the car door it hit me like a load of bricks! The sky turned black...it began to rain with a vengeance...and & I looked up to Heaven screaming & crying, "Why God, why?!
Nine (almost 10) years later I still deal with the pain daily knowing that my son was NOT born with his disabilities & he faces a very difficult future. I also deal with the fact that the person that shook my baby boy was not prosecuted and walks free! Stickly due to he said she said. YES...this person WALKS without any problems, TALKS and LIVES somewhat of a productive independent life....unlike what they impelled on my son! It still amazes me that I'm told by several attornies, "Since this person was not prosecuted and/or convicted of this crime...you can not put in writing their name, relation to the child & that they shook your son. This would be a violation of their civil rights...and they WILL sue you for slander". WOW...what about my son's CIVIL RIGHTS to a normal life!
After all I have done to help my son recover...this person would really sue me for slander....what a joke! God is the only one that can truly convict this person's sole and that will ultimately judge this person for their actions.
-The Serenity Prayer- God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can;and wisdom to know the difference. Living one day at a time; Enjoying one moment at a time; Accepting hardships as the pathway to peace; Taking, as He did, this sinful worldas it is, not as I would have it; Trusting that He will make all things rightif I surrender to His Will;That I may be reasonably happy in this life and supremely happy with HimForever in the next.Amen. --by Reinhold Niebuhr
Well...There are two ways to live your life...One is as though nothing is a miracle...The other is as though everything is a miracle. At first glance my son now seems to not have any imparments but, soon you do come to realize his special needs. My son is 100% better than the doctors said he would ever be. This is by the grace of God & years of therapy. We still have a long way to go but, each day just proves to me what I should really be thankful for!
I was very blessed with having twins. My other son (big brother by 1 minuet) takes his role very seriously! He is a loving caregiver even at his young age. I know God gave me Twin Angels so they can take care of each other when I’m gone. Twins are truly Angels in disguise!
Even though we may not understand the paths we must take in life God does. He knows what we need to go through it & he knows who to put there to help us get over the obstacles. Be sure to stop and think about what you and your family really NEEDS to live a productive and happy life. Never complain about being busy or busing your kids to events because you never know when it all could be taken from you. Live for every moment and love every second God gives you with your children, family and friends.
Love, Teach & Nurture all children with their abilities & disabilities.