Someone dear to me gave me this poem. I had tears in my eyes before I got to the end. I wanted to share. I offer this with full respect to all belief systems.
Heaven’s Very Special Child
A meeting was held quite far from earth,
“It’s time again for another birth.”
Said the angels to the Lord above,
“This special child will need much love.”
“Their progress may be very slow,
Accomplishments they may not show.
And they’ll require extra care
From the folks they meet down there.”
“They may not run or laugh or play,
Their thoughts may seem quite far away.
In many ways they won’t adapt,
And they’ll be known as ‘Handicapped’.”
“So let’s be careful where they’re sent.
We want their lives to be content.
Please, Lord, find the parents who
Will do a special job for you.”
“They will not realize right away
The leading role they are asked to play.
But with this child sent from above
Comes stronger faith and richer love.”
“And soon they’ll know the privilege given
In caring for their special gift from Heaven.
Their precious charge, so meek and mild,
Is heaven’s very special child.”
To all of you who are given a child who moves differently from you and others, thank you if you work hard to accept and love and create a healthy space for them and you. If you do not create a safe and healthy space for them and you, please reach out to others and get help.