My wife and I gave birth to a special needs child back in 2008. It’s hard. We love our little guy as much as any other child we have, but if we’re to be honest life is harder with, than without a special needs child. I have been told by several people over the years that they could not handle it, and because of that, they would have aborted. The first of those comments came only weeks after my wife gave birth to our son, and the last comment like that, or most recent, came only a few months ago.