During my perfectly healthy pregnancy it never crossed my mind that our child would be born with special needs. Cameron would be smart like mom and athletic like dad. We had it all planned out, but we quickly learned life doesn’t always go according to plan. Cameron was born with a rare form of congenital muscular dystrophy. At first we grieved, cried, and asked “why us and why him”.
But it didn’t take long for us to realize that wasn’t fair to Cameron. We didn’t lose anything, we lost a life we thought we were going to have, something that wasn’t even ours to begin with. Instead we gained a little person, Cameron, the only Cameron we’ve ever known. And he is exactly who he was supposed to be. He has taught us to be courageous, grateful, strong, and humble. He has helped us to become exactly who we are supposed to be.