Mom happy kissing baby; what it's like raising kid with special needs.

You’ll be amazed by what you are capable of when you become a parent. Never in a million years did Madeline Crawford think she had what it took to raise a child that had special needs and required medical attention. Yet, she’s become a master mom at it.

Her daughter, Nataleah, has intestinal dysmotility, which is a condition in which muscles of the digestive system become impaired and changes in speed, strength or coordination in the digestive organs occur. As a result, the little girl endures a lot of pain and nausea, and uses a feeding tube to help her tolerate food.

Crawford took to Instagram to share her and her daughter’s story, and why she wouldn’t trade it for the word.

I often get asked if I would have adopted Nat if I had known what our life would be like. What a hard question to be asked… The truth is I don’t know. I process everything and often scare myself out of things that I don’t think I’ll succeed at. If I think I can’t do it, I won’t. 3 1/2 years ago, if you had told me that this would be what life was like, I would’ve probably said “oh I could never do that!” And yet here we are, doing it and doing it somewhat well. Because when your kid needs you, you step up. I didn’t know what life would be like but…

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