We look at pictures of ourselves from a long time ago and imagine if we would have been able to tell what kind of life we would have 20 years later. Would you do things differently? Maybe some things. But what if somehow you were able to know ahead of time that you were going to have a child that would need extra help and care, or possibly a lifetime of constant care from you. Would you do things differently?
I've recently seen old pictures of myself, and my husband, who I knew in high school, and even friends of ours from high school and I wonder "what was I doing then? That girl right there in that picture, she is going to have two children who are born deaf! No way!" That would have been my reaction! But when I look a little further at the pictures of myself, and my husband, and I ask myself again, "if I was able to know ahead of time that I was going to have two children that would need extra help and care, would I do things differently?"
The answer is and always will be,"Never in a Million Years!"