Wednesday, August 18, 2010

You Are Not a Mistake

My son started his second year of high school today. I know this is going to sound like a cliché, but I remember sending him off to kindergarten like it was yesterday. He knows he has autism, he knows that some things that are easy for others are hard for him. He knows that in some subjects he has to work much harder to keep up. In junior high he went through a time where he didn't want to be different.

He felt like he was a mistake.

It's hard to watch somebody go through something like that. However, deep within my heart I know he is not a mistake. I know that he was made to be exactly the way he is. I know that God is going to do something great through him. Psalm 139:14 says, “I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.” My son is no accident. He's a wonderfully made work of art. He was created by a God who wants to be close to him, to guide him, and to use him to do something wonderful.

I remind him of this often.

I believe this with all my heart about my kids.

I believe this about myself.

I believe this about you.


The Glasers said...

I wonder if your son realizes that all teenagers feel like that sometimes, even the "cool" ones. It is part of being a teenager to feel like a loser and unloved. Praying for him because all of our kids are special whether they have a label or not!

Sue from Oz said...

This is a wonderful post and a wonderful reminder. I had a threatened miscarriage with my oldest son who has HFA, and one of my friends said she felt that God has something special planned for him because he could so easily have not made it here. I've always taken it as a prophecy for him and it keeps me going, especially at the moment as he has decided he is an atheist :(. Thank you for that reminder!

Casdok said...

A great thing to remind him off :)