This week’s Tuesday Topic comes from Kirstine. She has a very tender question that many of us will understand.
Our son is turning three and we are realizing his challenges might not be so temporary as we had thought. We have been so privileged to be his parents from the day he was born. And through these past years we have told ourselves “oh, he’ll catch up” or “oh, just wait and see. In three months time it will be just fine”. But as he get’s older we kind of feel stupid telling ourselves that for the 23rd time… As I said – maybe his challenges aren’t so temporary after all.
The doctors have suggested some tests/scans etc and we have agreed to run them. But is it just me, or is the possibility of a diagnosis scary? I guess it’s still hard to let go of the dream of a ‘normal family’. And I can’t help thinking we might get some pretty bad prospects for the future – what if the doctors come back with something like: “I’m afraid your son has *** so he will probably never ***”?
Has anybody else dealt with these thoughts? I’d love to hear from others who are further down the line.
Some of you will have answers to this question that are far better than mine. Please take a moment to respond by leaving a comment. We have a sweet fellowship here and I know that some of you will reach out to offer support and thoughts to Kirstine.
I am loading up the four homeschoolers and heading to Spokane for orthodontist appointments this morning. I probably won’t be able to approve any comments until I get back in the afternoon, so if you don’t see yours, don’t worry. Comments will show up this afternoon when I get home.
[On a side note – how I long for an iphone so I can blog remotely!!! It is at the top of my Christmas list.]
Thanks, friends. I’m so glad you are willing to share your stories and your hearts.