October is Dwarfism Awareness Month -
I will be posting thoughts, information about dwarfism this month!
We WON!! Ok I can't hardly contain myself, we won the Sunday snapshot here!!
To me this single picture reminds me so much of the face of dwarfism - tiny but mighty!
I kind have shared our story a little here, but I don't think I have shared how I felt. I cried, in fact for months I would cry. Everytime, I saw babies born at the same time, doing something normal I would cry. I felt like we did something wrong to cause this. This baby who we had 1/4 of 1% chance of getting pregnant with. The baby who we prayed for, for years and were in the process of saving for IVF. Our son who was a miracle in our eyes, conceived naturally against all odds. Had I somehow caused our son to be born when God knew the heartache he would have? What would his life be like, my poor disabled son - I say that very tongue in cheek because now I can absolutely laugh at it!
Somewhere along the way we went from protecting and sheltering him, to treating him like one of the kids. We fell in love with his unique look, his big eyes and his happy disposition!
To us he was jsut our darling baby, but man when we went out it was a circus. I don't fault people at all, especially when he began to walk. I would jsut pray that we could get through the grocery store without being stopped. But invariably, our trips would take twice as long. I slowly learned to be an advocate and educater.
Now imagine a perfectly miniature little boy running around amongst the shoppers. And when I say miniature I mean miniature! These are what he wore when he was potty trained!!
Do you recognize them?
Yep Build a Bear undies, (momma sewed the back shut LOL!)
I quickly learned who was actually interested in dwarfism, and who jsut wanted to exploit our family. I learned that some people are jsut morons, I learned that others loved our son as he was. BUT I also learned the biggest stab in my heart came from those that felt sorry. The ones who profusely apologized for our son - really, he is the biggest blessing of our life!
If I could tell anyone anything - it is to NEVER apologize to a mother for her child!
Every child is beautiful, they are a gift from God and they are made in His image. Please, I beg you to look at any child and find one beautiful thing about them.