My son will always be worth the wait

My son will always be worth the wait – Jo Ashline, Orange County Register

It’s something mothers wait for from the moment our child is born. That day that he or she will look us in the eyes and call out our hard-earned name. “Mama!”

But what if your child couldn’t utter basic sounds, let alone your name? What if you waited around as months passed you by and the only thing you heard was the heavy cloak of silence?