What scripture or other source especially comforted you upon hearing of your child’s disability?

2 Responses to “What scripture or other source especially comforted you upon hearing of your child’s disability?”

  1. Shawna

    When we were told after our son was born that he had Down Syndrome it was not only a shock to us but initially we had a feeling of sadness. In those first blurry couple of months our son was living an hour away from us at the Children’s Hospital so taking care of everything at home and making the trip to see him was very difficult. I cannot specifically remember a scripture that stood out to me however I do remember the ladies in our ward that came for 3 months straight bringing meals, helping with my older son, driving me to the hospital when I was too weak to drive myself. They were truly guardian angels during that difficult time. I will never forget their kindness and sacrifices. Almost three years have gone by since that time and that initial sadness has long dissipated and in turn been replaced with a great joy for now I understand having a child with special needs is a true blessing in ways I had not understood at that point.

  2. Ginny

    Right after my son’s accident. I remember being in the Trauma ICU at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, We did not know if he was going to live or die. I remember wanting so badly that he would not have to go through this, I wanted to trade places anything, but to have him go through this!!!! The words clear as day came into my mind “this is what I went through with my son.” I felt close to Heavenly Father and to my Savior Jesus Christ. A loving father not wanting his son to suffer. Even though this is not a specific scripture the atonement has been forever etched in my heart. And even though it was 2 months in the TICU and another 6 months in Medical Rehab and hospitals…two hours from home. I never felt alone.