Our God Is Greater Than ‘Never'
When a person is told they are "disabled," they are usually given a list of things they'll never do. It comes from doctors looking at facts and statistics. But our God isn't confined by numbers, equations or scientific laws. And when he shows up, the impossible happens!
When Sara Reiner and her fraternal twin brother were born premature, Sara was diagnosed with cerebral palsy, a condition that affects the muscles and movements of the body. Because of this, doctors gave her a list of things she'd never be able to do in her life. On the list was pregnancy. Sara was told she'd never be able to have children.
Childbirth itself if a miracle — a true gift from God. And God cannot be deterred by words like "disabled." Despite what doctors had said all along, Sara found herself pregnant and overjoyed!
Sara recently posted a beautiful letter to her unborn son on The Mighty — the son she was never supposed to have. Grab some tissues and read on to be inspired by what this "disabled mom" has to say. . .
My Dear Son,
You aren't born yet, but you will be here any day now. Your dad and I are thrilled at the prospect of your arrival because, honestly, it still seems surreal. When I was a young girl, the doctors told me I would never have kids because of my cerebral palsy.
By the time you are born, I will be three months shy of my 40th birthday, and I can't think of a better gift.
You weren't "supposed" to be here, but here you are and there are a few things I would like you to know.
Being born premature in 1976 and weighing under a pound, the doctors told your grandmother that your uncle and I wouldn't survive, but we did.
I know it sounds strange to be proud of the fact that you already weigh more than I did at birth, but I am.
I won't be able to carry you like the other moms, but I will hold you as close as ever.
I won't be able to take you on long walks in your stroller, but I will tell you wonderful stories, sing silly songs and tell you how much I love you.
I won't be able to keep up with you once you learn to walk, but I will be there to catch you when you fall.
I won't be able to hold you on my hip while grocery shopping, cooking, chatting with a friend or the million other things moms do, but I will always give you my undivided attention.
I won't be able to play tag or hide-and-seek with you, but I will take you on treasure hunts, build blanket forts and maybe we'll even have dessert for dinner!
I may not be able to explain why people stare at us sometimes, but I will tell you it's because you are so special.
I won't always be there to protect you from the mean things people might say, but I will give you the knowledge and strength to teach them another way.
I may not always know why people may ask you why your mom walks "funny," but I will always encourage you to be true to yourself and unafraid of who you are.
I hope I won't always be seen as your "disabled mom," but I do hope that someday you will understand why I take so much pride in that label.
I won't always be able to do things the other moms do, my precious son, but I will always do my best for you.
I absolutely love Sara's story. Not just because she is being blessed with a precious baby. But also because I love when people defy the restrictions placed on them from others.
The world is always quick to tell people what they may or may not be capable of. But the fact is, you were shaped and created by our Heavenly Father. He made you to be you. You are special and unlike anyone else who has come before or will come after. And through Him, you are capable of so much more than anyone can imagine!
"For you formed my inmost being. You knit me together in my mother’s womb. I will give thanks to you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Your works are wonderful. My soul knows that very well." Psalm 139:13-14
Here's another beautiful story about a baby who was never supposed to live. But God had other plans!
h/t: The Mighty