Monday, March 28, 2011

Parenting and disabilities

Recently in the news there was a case about a mother who became physically disabled due to complications when she was giving birth to her triplets. Her husband divorced her and wanted her children to not even know who their mother is. They will be turning five soon and the courts gave the mother some visitation rights.

I didn't really ever think that by having a child would ever mean someone would deem me unfit. When my husband died, I had a six month old baby that was fatherless and so dependent. I admit I was terrified. Many nights I laid awake trying to figure out how I was going to make everything work.

One thing I knew for sure was that I'd never leave her side. Even though I couldn't meet all her physical needs didn't mean I was any less than a mother. Luckily, I had family support and I put together a great friend and employee system. Yes, I still was scared but Laura needed me more than ever. I couldn't give up.

I feel so sad that the woman actually had to fight in court to even see her children. She almost gave her life for them. She might not be able to do everything but to be able to feel them hug her and share time, must mean the world.

1 comment:

  1. I'm glad she finally got visitation rights. Poor lady!


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