As human beings we make mistakes, it’s part of the journey of life. We make mistakes and we learn from them and the experience helps us grow as individuals.
I have made mistakes in my life, who hasn’t? It’s no secret that I had a pretty rough childhood and it took me a very long time to overcome it. I have made mistakes that have hurt the people I love, not out of malicious intent but because sometimes we just lose ourselves in the process of trying to figure out who we are and as we try to figure out, LIFE. I have made things right with those I love and hurt and have forgiven myself, I am only human after all. Only God can judge me and anyone else who tries too should take a look into the mirror before they want to throw stones. Especially those with more than one skeleton in the closet.
I recently learned that a family member who I am no longer close with is not only saying lies about me but stated that my daughter was born with Cri du Chat Syndrome and I am suffering all of her sickness because God is punishing me for my mistakes.
I’m sorry they feel this way. I’m sorry their life is so empty and sad that they must criticize and judge others and pretend to know the secrets of life in order to feel something.
I do not believe that the God I believe in is a hateful or vengeful God, he is a God of unconditional love and compassion. The only punishments we suffer in life are those we bring about with our own actions; it’s called Karma. A child is not a punishment but a gift and any person who believes otherwise is ignorant.
The truth is my daughter was born with Cri du Chat Syndrome because as she was forming the genetic material for chromosome 5 did not attach as it should have, that’s natures doing. It was not caused by God or anything that I did.
Children with special needs are born to good and healthy people everyday not because they are being punished but because life isn’t always fair and that is the truth.
This comment came from the same person who questioned why I gave up my financial stability to stay home and care for the child I was told would not survive. This person said I should have thought long and hard before giving up my security.
To this ignorant individual. Life is not about the amount of money you make or the little material luxuries you can have it’s about the simplest of things and unforgettable moments. Life is about Love. The life of my child is worth more to me than any of the material comforts money can by.
My child who happens to have been born with Cri du Chat Syndrome is NOT a punishment. Sophie is just one of my blessings!