Each and every one of us are on a continuum of ability and have our own strengths and weaknesses. We are all human and therefore have our own human needs. Yes, Eli will need support throughout his life, and, as he is very simply a HUMAN being who is equal to those around him, his needs should be seen as HUMAN needs. Not special and exceptional but normal and important
First of all, I’m not special. I’m really not, particularly in the way that this quote intends. I am a mom who is committed to her kids, always tired, sometimes frustrated but overall, pretty darned happy. Sound familiar?
On that day, Chris and Maeve woke up first and, while Chris was still blinking at me through sleepy eyes, I started to tell him about what I had read. Again, the Single Palmar Crease came up for me. I wanted to run into Eli's room and check his little hand but I held back. We talked and waited and I tried to distract myself. When I finally heard his little sounds, I made my way to his crib and lifted his little hand in mine
You are a life changer. You have impacted so many lives already and you are just turning 2. Your worth is evident in your strength, your laugh, your sparkling, mischievous eyes, your love. You are my teacher.
It was a light that I couldn't ignore and a world that I was just learning about.
Accepted, yes, but PROUD??
The biggest mistake that can be made is thinking that someone who is nonverbal does not understand what is going on or what is being said around them
It is a complex field of emotions and understanding that may need constant attention if you want to keep your focus on the positives.
I never knew how quickly it could go from nothing to life threatening.
I would never want to be defined by what I can't do, why should it be okay to do it to my son?