God gives special children to special people.
God must have known that you all would be capable of handling a child with Down Syndrome.
Of all the people to have a child with special needs, I can see why God chose you.
In those first days of finding out Mason's diagnosis, these things comforted me, and I know people who said them meant well, trying to encourage.
As time went on, though, and I struggled to accept and rejoice in the change in our lives, I realized that there was nothing in me that was capable of dealing with this.
God didn't give me a child with Down Syndrome because I'm something great. He gave me a child with Down Syndrome because He is great and He wanted to display His greatness.
"But we have this treasure in jars of clay, to show that the surpassing power belongs to God and not to us." - 2 Corinthians 4:7-
I'm just another jar.
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