Tuesday, September 14, 2010
In On The Secret
I stumbled upon a story the other day which is written by the mother of a child with very significant disabilities. Her story put to paper the thoughts that have been tumbling around in my head ever since adopting my daughter, Ashley, over 13 years ago.
Here’s a short excerpt:
Not everyone is so nervous around disability, of course. On that same walk with Clemmie one woman asked what condition my daughter had, stroked her hair and told her she was gorgeous. The woman told me she used to work with disabled children. Ahh, now it's clear – she knows what the others don't; she's in on the secret. She knows that the profoundly disabled can change your life and whole world view not through achievement, not by doing, but just by being.
If you want to brighten your day, take a few moments and read the entire article.