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zachiesmom
March 10th, 2004, 11:08 AM
FOR ALL THE MOTHERS OF SPECIAL CHILDREN................

THE SPECIAL MOTHER

Somehow I visualize God hovering over Earth selecting His instruments for propagation with great care and deliberation. As he observes, He instructs his angels to take notes in a giant ledger. "Armstrong, Beth, a son.....Patron Saint, Cecillia". "Ruthledge, Carrie, twins. Patron Saint........giver her Gerard. He uses profanity".

Finally he passes a name to an angel and smiles. "Give her a handicapped Child". The angel is curious. "why this one, God? She's so happy".

"Exactly, could I give a handicapped child a mother who doesn't know laughter? That would be cruel".

"But does she have patience?" asked the angel."I don't want her to have too much patience or she'll drown in a sea of self-pity and despair. Once the shock and resentment wears off, she'll handle it."

"I watched her today. She has that sense of self and independence so rare and so necessary in a mother.
You see, the child I'm going to give her has his own world. She has to make it live in her world and that's not going to be easy".

"But Lord, I don't think she even believes in you." God smiles, "No matter, I can fix that. This one is perfect. She has just enough selfishness."

The angel gasps. "selfishness? Is that a virtue? god nods, "If she can't separate herself from the child occasionally, she'll never survive. Yes, here is a woman whom I will bless with a child less than perfect. she doesn't know it yet, but she is to be envied."

"She'll never take for granted a spoken word. She will never consider a step ordinary. When her child says "Momma" for the first time, she will be a witness to a miracle and know it. When she describes a tree or a sunset to a blind child, she will see it as few people ever see my creations.

"I will permit her to see clearly the things I see.........Ignorance, cruelty and prejudice...........and allow her to rise above them. she will never be alone. I will be at her side every minute of everyday of her life because she is doing my work as surely as she is here by my side."

"And what about her patron saint?" asks the angel, his pen ready. God Smiles,


"A MIRROR WILL SUFFICE"

Jessica
March 10th, 2004, 11:17 AM
I always loved this poem. I think Erma Bombeck wrote it... :? but I'm not sure.
Thanks for posting it Brenda!

Priscilla Raftery
March 10th, 2004, 11:32 AM
I don't think I've read that one before ~ Thank you Brenda! :angel: Priscilla

The Rea Family
March 10th, 2004, 12:23 PM
Brenda,
I guess you got my email suggesting that you post this here.
It is beautiful. I just thought that it should be here for everyone to enjoy.

Sharon Cochenour
March 11th, 2004, 12:54 AM
Thanks for posting for us special mom's. :angel:
Sharon

March 11th, 2004, 11:27 AM
Brenda, I have never heard that before and it brought tears to my eyes. I never thought about the things I do for my son being envied by anyone, it reminds me that not just anyone can handle what we (as moms) have to battle everyday. I am going to print this poem and hang it up so that on those nights when I feel like I cant handle anymore "seth issues" I can read it over and over and remind myself that I HAVE TO deal with those issues because no one else can take as good of care of him as I do.
Thanks so much for sharing that with us,
Misty :D

zachiesmom
March 11th, 2004, 12:58 PM
:) I did that very same thing Misty, I hung it up too!! I too had not heard it before I found it on an MPS child's links page and thought it was perfect! So I sent it to a few mom's and then thanks to Carrie :wink: decided to put it here for all! It is an inspiration for all of us to hang in there! Glad everyone liked it .
Brenda

Anne Cairns
March 12th, 2004, 03:40 PM
It's beautifull
Thanks for sharing it with us
Anne :group

DarlaMay
March 12th, 2004, 07:02 PM
Thanks Brenda,

I've loved this one since I read it on a caring bridge site. It helps support the "why" that we all ask.

meirelles
May 8th, 2014, 11:51 AM
God bless us all!

Cheers


Vanessa



FOR ALL THE MOTHERS OF SPECIAL CHILDREN................

THE SPECIAL MOTHER

Somehow I visualize God hovering over Earth selecting His instruments for propagation with great care and deliberation. As he observes, He instructs his angels to take notes in a giant ledger. "Armstrong, Beth, a son.....Patron Saint, Cecillia". "Ruthledge, Carrie, twins. Patron Saint........giver her Gerard. He uses profanity".

Finally he passes a name to an angel and smiles. "Give her a handicapped Child". The angel is curious. "why this one, God? She's so happy".

"Exactly, could I give a handicapped child a mother who doesn't know laughter? That would be cruel".

"But does she have patience?" asked the angel."I don't want her to have too much patience or she'll drown in a sea of self-pity and despair. Once the shock and resentment wears off, she'll handle it."

"I watched her today. She has that sense of self and independence so rare and so necessary in a mother.
You see, the child I'm going to give her has his own world. She has to make it live in her world and that's not going to be easy".

"But Lord, I don't think she even believes in you." God smiles, "No matter, I can fix that. This one is perfect. She has just enough selfishness."

The angel gasps. "selfishness? Is that a virtue? god nods, "If she can't separate herself from the child occasionally, she'll never survive. Yes, here is a woman whom I will bless with a child less than perfect. she doesn't know it yet, but she is to be envied."

"She'll never take for granted a spoken word. She will never consider a step ordinary. When her child says "Momma" for the first time, she will be a witness to a miracle and know it. When she describes a tree or a sunset to a blind child, she will see it as few people ever see my creations.

"I will permit her to see clearly the things I see.........Ignorance, cruelty and prejudice...........and allow her to rise above them. she will never be alone. I will be at her side every minute of everyday of her life because she is doing my work as surely as she is here by my side."

"And what about her patron saint?" asks the angel, his pen ready. God Smiles,


"A MIRROR WILL SUFFICE"

Jake's Mom
May 9th, 2014, 05:20 PM
Thank you for sharing this. :)