I'm wondering how you guys/quiverfull beliefs deal with the issue of disabilities (childhood). My oldest is disabled and has autism. It really scares me because there is not currently a known cause and no way to know before birth (for us we didn't know until he was 2 and it wasn't official until later ... age 4-5). We have 2 typical children but the idea of have 2, 3 or more children with disabilities really frighten me. It makes life a lot tougher and we spend many hours taking him to therapy and dr. appts. I guess this boils down to a fear/trust issue with God? Has anyone gone through this? We are expecting and to be honest I'm spending a lot of time praying about this and I'm very fearful that we'll have another child with a severe disability/neurological disability. ETA: I do want to add that this experience (the last several years) has really tried my faith and ultimately brought me much closer to God and strengthened my relationship with Him. I guess this is another one of those trials for me -- the fear of the unknown... Most people with know let their autistic child be their last probably because it is so time consuming and they wouldn't find it fair to the other kids. We've tried to make him just part of the family and not feel different and also allow our other kids to have a happy childhood.
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7/8/10 at 7:27pm