Finally He passes a name to an angel and smiles, "Give her a handicapped child."
The angel is curious. "Why this one God? She's so happy."
"Exactly," smiles God, "Could I give a handicapped child to a mother who does not know laughter? That would be cruel."
"But she has patience?" asked the angel.
"I don't want her to have to much patience or she will drown in a sea of self-pity and despair. Once the shock and resentment wears off, she'll handle it."
"I watched her today. She has that feeling of self and independence that is so rare and so necessary in a mother. You see, the child I'm going to give her has his own world. She has to make her live in her world and that's not going to be easy."
"But, Lord, I don't think she even believes in you." God smiles, "No matter, I can fix that. This one is perfect - she has just enough selfishness." The angel gasps - "selfishness? is that a virtue?"
God nods. "If she can't separate herself from the child occasionally, she'll never survive. Yes, here is a woman whom I will bless with a child less perfect. She doesn't realize it yet, but she is to be envied. She will never take for granted a 'spoken word'. She will never consider a 'step' ordinary. When her child says 'Momma' for the first time, she will be present at a miracle, and will know it!"
"I will permit her to see clearly the things I see...ignorance, cruelty, prejudice....and allow her to rise above them. She will never be alone. I will be at her side every minute of every day of her life, because she is doing My work as surely as if she is here by My side".
And what about her Patron saint? asked the angel, his pen poised in mid-air.
God smiles, "A mirror will suffice."
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Wife to Robert Conrad, and Mommy to Tommy, William, Micah and our latest edition Sydney! Tommy is my bouncing/skipping/swimming/reading 5 year old, loving life and having fun, William (3) is our happy smiling laughing boy loving life and his brothers, William has CP, Micah (3) is our happy go lucky boy, walking/running/swimming/tooth brushing easy going tender hearted boy, Micah has a Congenital heart defect Atrial Septal Defect ASD. Sydney our latest addition adds a girl to our crew of boys.
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I-- I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference
Wife to Robert Conrad, and Mommy to Tommy, William and Micah! Tommy is my bouncing/skipping/swimming/reading 3 year old, loving life and having fun, William is our happy smiling laughing boy loving life and his brothers, William has CP from a birth injury, Micah is our happy go lucky boy, walking/running/swimming/tooth brushing easy going tender hearted boy, Micah has a Congenital heart defect Atrial Septal Defect ASD.