Written for Daily Post
“I can not carry through with this pregnancy,” cried Paula.
“Why do you say so?” asked mother.
“The scan shows that its head will not have developed well by delivery time, ” she replied a midst bitter sobs.
“Oh dear, oh dear,” said mother sarcastically, “So who gave you the right to decide who lives and who doesn’t?”
“This is my life mother, will you be there when all goes A-Y ?” Paula asked bitterly.
“Darling, it is not about my presence or absence, but rather that the Lord has entrusted you with this life to nurture it until He calls him or her home,” said mum, in a gentler manner.
It is not my duty to tell you what you must or mustn’t do with the heart wrenching scan results. However, it is my joy to tell you that “He that watches over Israel does not sleep or slumber.”
He is not the cause of that deformity, but He allowed it to happen because “He shall not allow you to be tempted beyond your ability.” Trust Him to walk with you and carry you through this journey for “His grace is sufficient”, and “He is the God of all flesh, is there anything hard for Him?” Embrace each day as it comes, and choose to look out for the good.
You are not alone in this journey, with a child having special needs. Reach out, for many are willing to help you. But that is if you will ask.