“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a profit to the nations.” Jeremiah 5:1 NIV
Dear Future Mom…and New Mom, and Struggling Mom, and Fearful Mom, and Every Mom….this one is for you.
Your fears, your struggles, your hurt and your confusion are real. You do not have to feel ashamed. These questions you have do not mean you have failed as a parent, nor do they mean you cannot or do not love your child as much as you should. In fact, we think it’s just the opposite, your questions, your concerns, your fears… they are deeply rooted in love. And, coming from parent of a child with special needs, “you cannot let those obstacles define you”. The job you are about to take on is no bigger than what you are capable of handling. You are about to embark on one of the greatest adventures of all time.
Your beautiful child has been hand-picked by God for you. He’s picked YOU to showcase His love. He’s picked YOU to showcase His grace. He’s picked YOU to showcase His faithfulness. And when you fear you aren’t able to accomplish those things, He’s already picked someone else to reassure you that you can. He’s picked your child to show YOU His love. He’s picked your child to show YOU His grace. He’s picked your child to show YOU His faithfulness.
You are heard, and although you may often feel like it, you are not alone. We’re rooting you on. These special people have a word for all of you beautiful future moms out there.