I Still Would Have Chosen You -- Thoughts of a Parent with a Special Needs Child



I was supposed to be writing something else for this blog today but chanced upon a shared link on Facebook by my friend Michelle, who also have a child with special needs like I do. I loved how the author, Terri Banish, worded her thoughts and was compelled to share it here -- for you, my fellow parents, who also have special children and who know exactly what this poem is talking about.


"If before you were born, I could have gone to heaven and saw all the beautiful souls, I still would have chosen you...

If God had told me, "This soul would one day need extra care and needs," I still would have chosen you...

If He had told me, "This soul may make your heart bleed," I still would have chosen you...

If He had told me, "This soul would make you question the depth of your faith," I still would have chosen you...

If He had told me "This soul would make tears flow from your eyes that could fill a river," I still would have chosen you...

If He had told me "This soul may one day make you witness overbearing suffering," I still would have chosen you...

If He had told me, "All that you know to be normal would drastically change," I still would have chosen you…

Of course, even though I would have chosen you, I know it was God who chose me for you." Terri Banish

If you enjoyed reading this and would like more encouraging pieces, you can check out an old blog site I made for my son (that I, unfortunately, can't update much anymore due to my hectic schedule) and where I've posted a lot of inspiring write ups that I've collected over the years.

Thanks for visiting! Have a blessed and happy weekend! :)


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