Friday, August 24, 2012

Don't Speak For Me


What do you see when you look at shot?
Yes, I know, it's not a technically sound photograph but I love it, none the less.
The crisp pine needles against the crisp blues and whites of the sky make my heart soar with a sense
of calm, peace and internal joy.

What does this have to do with today's post, you ask? The short and simple answer to that is
everything!

You see, there is a community of medical and government "experts" out there that are trying to convince expectant mother's carrying special needs babies to abort them.  I have a message for those so called "experts."
I ADOPTED TWO SPECIAL NEEDS CHILDREN...
BY CHOICE!
I have never regretted it either.
If I had the chance I'd like to ask these "experts" if they've ever spent any time with these
special individuals.  I'd like to tell them a thing or two about them if they haven't.
They LOVE more intensely than anyone I have ever known.
They STRUGGLE more than anyone should have to.
Yet they PERSEVERE with MORE determination that most!
They don't JUDGE the way YOU are judging them.
They CAN and DO contribute to society IF and WHEN 
they are given the chance!
My life would never have been as rich and blessed as it is if
it were not for my children.
My SPECIAL children!
And because of my children,
I know many special children
and EACH and EVERY one of them
has touched my soul.

So Mr. and Ms. "Experts" let me tell you something,
with all of your fancy degrees and titles
you do NOT speak for everyone!

I pray this insanity stops.

Their light shines brightly.
You will see it for yourself if you stop to look.


23 comments:

Kayla said...

As my dad would have said..."Amen and Amen." I couldn't agree more with you. The abortion insanity has to stop. We are out here willing to adopt if people don't think that they can handle having a baby right now....or handle having a special baby. We are here. Every life has a purpose.

Pam :) said...

My aunt was a special needs child.. what an angel she was.
Beautiful post, Jill.

Chatty Crone said...

Amen Jill - and you are a special gal to! I don't know why people don't think they are worthy to live. I used to teach the mildly mentally handicap and they were the HAPPIEST and SWEETEST kids! sandie

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

I love the passion you have for your children!

Madi and Mom said...

Jill
You are surely blessed as are your children...There are those out there who think they know how we all should live our lives.
God bless you and your sweet children
Madi and Mom

Donna said...

There are some special Idiots in this world!!
(((hugs)))

Beth said...

Beautiful post. May God bless your family and your special 'special needs' children!

Terri Buster said...

Well said Jill!

Maple Lane said...

Sucha shame that some "experts" THINK they can decide who is good enough to live!
My sis had a special needs baby who lived to be 3 1/2. He taught us all so much about living in his short life.
God bless you and your family.

Paula said...

You said it all Jill. Wish all the so called experts could read your entry today.

nanny said...

Very well stated Jill! I wish you could deliver that message in front of a crowd of the "experts"!!

Lois Christensen said...

That was beautiful! I didn't know you adopted your children. What a wonderful thing you did for your children.

Dawn's Craft Place said...

I didn't know you had adopted, that makes you even that more special sweetie...I have spent my entire life with a special needs brother.My life would be so different if I wouldn't have had him in my life.
I love what you wrote, Amen sister

JT said...

Bravo!!

Michaele said...

Well that "community" better not step a foot into Nebraska! This is an all-out anti abortion state. I wish the world could hear you Jill.

Blessed Serendipity said...

Yes yes YES!! Well said Jill. Each and every life is precious and a gift, not to be casually thrown away. Hurray that God blessed you with your special needs children. He knew that you would defend them and love them as much as you do. I continually pray for an end to ALL abortion and hope that adoption can be an option for all that do not wish to be parents.

blessings,
Danielle

Marissa @Life On Our Mountain said...

Very well said Jill.

Bee Lady said...

Sounds like Hitler is alive and well in 2012. I have a friend who had special needs twins. One passed away just a few years ago. The other one graduated high school number 33 this year out of over 400 students and is now starting college.

Cindy Bee

Ellie said...

Hear Hear Jill, I wholeheartedly agree with you.
My aunt was a special needs lady and I loved her with all of my heart. She was a very SPECIAL person.
Thank you for bringing this to everyone's attention.

Nancy said...

God bless you, Jill. Thanks for speaking up.

EG CameraGirl said...

I admire your passion for this subject and stand behind you all the way, Jill.

Julie Marie said...

Hurray for you Jill!!!... and just who gives these "experts" their so~called titles?... themselves, I am sure... their credentials do not mean one thing to me... but your words do... they say it all... my older sister who passed away taught special education for a number of years and she loved her students so very much... and they loved her... I will always stand by you in your fight against these self~proclaimed "experts" who do not have a clue about real life... xoxo Julie Marie

Rohrerbot said...

Your two kids are so lucky to have you. Having worked in the field, this is quite the controversial topic. I'm just glad there are people like you out there who will stand up for this community of people who don't always have a voice.