Olivia please don’t start blaming yourself. Etta will be a gorgeous girl. For us she will be special not ‘cos she has cortexiphan in her system but because she’s our child. Nothing could change that. I know you’re afraid about what could happen to her. I’m afraid too. But…
You are her mother and I’m sure you love her. You know what is like to have something inside you that you don’t request and I am sure you’ll find a way to teach her how to deal with. I’m pretty sure about that.
Besides for what we know nothing could really happen and maybe when Etta grows up may never come to know about this. And if it happen, instead, we will tell her the truth. Pure and simple.
The only thing we have to worry about is to let her know that we always love her, no matter what.
"Of course I love her Peter, but she shouldn’t have to grow up like I did. She shouldn’t have to feel like she doesn’t belong anywhere, like if anyone found out who she really was they’d all think of her as a freak. And I know, that we’ll always love her, no matter what, but, I don’t want this life for her, I don’t want her struggling to come to terms with what she is. I just want her to have a normal life.”
She’ll have a normal life, whatever it means. She already have something that neither you nor me had in childhood: parents who will always be with her whatever it could happen and a grandfather who will spoil her only if we let him do. I know what you’re talking about, I really do but… have you ever thought instead that in future she might love being special?