- A mother of a child with special needs took to Facebook to express her thoughts and prayers
- Her post made many parents of normal kids realize how blessed they are
- Parents thanked the mom because her post had made a huge impact in their lives
Human nature often makes people complain about the slightest things. For parents with tiny tots, a day of feeding and running is a source of complaints.
KAMI learned however, that there is one mom out there who wish to be in the shoes of parents of normal kids.
She is the parent of a child with special needs, who couldn't feed herself nor could say a single word, which will be music to her mom's ears.
According to the post of the mom, there are many mothers of healthy children who take their children for granted.
They complain about little things which the mom of the special child yearns to experience in almost every day that she cares for her child.
Here are the scenarios that the mom of the child with special needs stated:
"As a parent of a healthy 5 year old and a 3 year old who was born with an extremely rare syndrome who is currently vent dependent and fed through a GJ tube, I have seen and experienced firsthand 2 distinctly different images of being a mom. And I have to say that as mothers of healthy children, sometimes we can take advantage of that blessing and overlook the bliss we are in.
Any Mom: This kid is always hungry. I just fed them and they’re saying they want to eat again.
Mom of special needs child: I pray for the day I can see my child eating with a spoon and being able to swallow. Seeing them tolerate a lick of ice cream for the first time without gagging and throwing up today absolutely made my day.
Any mom: My baby moves too much I’m so tired chasing after them.
Mom of special needs child: I pray your legs are strong enough one day to just stand up on your own, for the day you can take one step, and for the day you can crawl around without tangling all these wires that are helping you breathe.
Any mom: I don’t know how I’m going to handle a long flight with my baby. It’s way too long of a flight to be on with them.
Special needs mom: I hope one day I can actually take my baby on a plane and travel outside the city with them, let alone the country, and have an actual vacation.
Any mom: My kid won’t ever stop rambling
Mom of special needs child: I pray for the day I can hear my toddler’s voice. Just one time even."
Samia Mubarak, the mom of the child with special needs, ended her post by reminding other moms to be thankful for their children. Here's the last part of her post:
"There are so many small scenarios of every day life that, although stressful, are actually another mom’s ultimate wish for her child. And I don’t mean this in any way to diminish the work all moms do. All I’m saying is be thankful you can lay down next to your baby at night. Be thankful you can feed them. Be thankful you can vacate with them. Be thankful you can hear their voice. 13 years ago I was in my psychology class at FSU, and my dear teacher shared with me a powerful story that resonates with me until this day. She told me she was so excited to find out she was pregnant years before and she had so many aspirations that her son would one day become a doctor, or president, and an influential person in his community. But today, all she wished and prayed for was that he, at 10 years old, would one day be able to say, “Mom, I love you.” She said this as tears streamed down her face and couldn’t continue with her class for a few minutes. Today, I look up to her for her courage and for her strength in sharing that story..."
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