Beyond A Mother's Love
Caring, Compassion & Amida's Light
by Kusumavarsa Dawn Hart
For any new Mum it is an overwhelming experience, this coupled with the sudden unexpected news you are also going to become a carer for a disabled child and life can seem like a fragile existence.
At 38 I had quite a settled life, after 6 years of trying for a baby I had pretty much all but given up, throwing myself in to my work as a therapist and writer. When I finally got my head out of the toilet bowl after weeks of morning sickness I discovered that my rather severe response to the pregnancy hormones was as a result of carrying twins. I remember the moment vividly, after a night in hospital hooked up to a drip due to dehydration and constant vomiting, I lay on a bed as the woman scanned my belly and there they were, two little blobs of life. I burst in to tears with a mixture of joy and fear.