I have been thinking so much about what it would be like to have a child with life threatening allergies. What that would mean? the fear that would constantly be hanging over my shoulder?
I think some of you may think that I am heartless or selfish even for suggesting that if your child does have life threatening allergies that you should home school them. I did mention, as well, an option of going to the lunch room with your child to make sure they are safe. I don't think home school is the end of the world personally and do not think your child would get a less of an eduction by any means! For me, if my child had life threatening allergies, I would keep them home and home school them to keep them safe! Anonymous made a good point when she mentioned the fear that a child might have had peanut butter for breakfast and not washed properly before even coming to school! never mind the children who still bring peanut items even though there is a ban! one can never be too sure and that is why I would want to wrap them in bubble wrap.
I laid awake the other night thinking about bubble wrap and how as a parent I wish I could wrap my children in it and keep them safe from every known evil or disaster! I know my parents wished the same thing.
I started thinking about my life and from being very sick at birth with a blood incompatibility with my mom ( my father and full sister are - blood, I am + ) and then at 9 1/2 months getting double viral pneumonia and almost dying.
To cutting my hand open when I was 3 years old and having to have microscopic surgery to reconnect 4 tendons and 5 nerves to being hit by a car when I was 10, destroying my bike and should have destroyed me.
To getting malaria 2 times and contracting e-coli when I was 17 in Kenya.
To being date raped and then getting pregnant from that and a STD at the age of 19.
To becoming a single mom.
To getting married at 21 and having 5 miscarriages in a row.
To finally having a child be born alive (Emily) and quickly discovering she was born with an undeveloped trachea.
To getting pregnant 6 months later (Hailey) and the doctors thinking something was wrong with her stomach.
To loosing another baby 9 months later.
To barely hanging on to Faith and being so relieved she was born at 38 weeks and not earlier due to several complications.
To struggling thru all these things that add to the marriage difficulties.
To finding out that my husband of over 11 years has an auto-immune disease at the age of 33 (he will be 34 in less than 2 weeks) and may never be able to work again!
I/we have been through so much.
I thought wow I wished I had been bubble wrapped.
Then I heard a Voice that said " you were and that is why you are still standing!"