It is easy to whine about having to live with a disability. The wheelchair can be a hindrance, so complaints are expected. I had better not, though, Patti and went to a Christmas party today for a local support group of parents of children with Autism. Even Santa was there. We are friends of the president Cathy, herself a mom of an autistic son, and a tireless advocate for the rights of the disabled. I look at the children and their parents an say something like I don't know how I could do that.
However, what you see with the parents of these children, you see that they are not different than other parents we see: They are loving and doting parents that would do anything for their children, special needs or not. Challenges are met with not merely a sense of duty, but a sense of purpose that as parents they will do whatever they need to do for their offspring. Which is a wonderful blessing, tough work at times but never a burden.