Journey of Faith

All things are possible through Christ

Left out , part 2

As you know, now I have 3 children. All 3 of my children have developmental delays and 2 of them have been diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy.

So now, although I have children, I still feel left out of the conversation sometimes. My friends will talk about all the things their kids are doing and they are younger than my own children. I may see a child out and hear them babbling away or having a genuine conversation. I hesitate to ask how old they are, but usually my curiosity gets the better of me and I ask anyway. I usually end up feeling even more down than before, when I realize that the child is only 2 or 3 and speaks better than my 5 year old.

I am grateful that my children continue to develop and learn new things everyday. When, I get down I just remind myself, that although they are behind in their development, they are still learning and eventually meeting those milestones. My boys are all very happy kids and love to laugh and play. They make me smile and a hug from them is just what I need at the end of the day.

Even though, I may not be able to contribute to the conversation right now in all the areas, one day I will cheer and shout and start my own conversation. Celebrate the small victories.

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