“I am the mother of six children. I miscarried one child at nine weeks gestation. My oldest living child has bipolar depression and a mild form of autism. My second living child was born with a severe clubfoot deformity. My third living child is profoundly intellectually disabled, legally blind, and has a seizure disorder. My fourth living child has developed typically. My youngest living child has severe ADHD. None of these labels show the wonderful personalities and abilities of my children. Thank God I didn’t know about any of their limiting conditions before birth, so no one pressured me to abort. They are all adults now. Two still live at home. Collectively, my children are my “magnum opus”. I thank God every day for the gift of motherhood.”

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