I guess you could say that Wesley and I are close but that would be
an understatement. We have always had a connection that was grater
than just sibling love. We have a large age difference so maybe it is
that I feel like a kind of second mother to him. Perhaps it is that I
was old enough to understand the fact that he almost died as an infant.
Although he has several disabilities he is one of the happiest children
I know. Even the times when he had to go to the hospital for an EEG he
always smiled and laughed. I have never met a person who hasn't liked
A lot of people think that his disabilities would be a problem. I
figure it is only a problem if I make it one. I have always believed
that everyone has a purpose in life, and those who have disabilities
must be here to teach us things that only the disabled can. Because of
this I do not look at Wesley's "problems" as a curse. For they are
the strongest people I have ever met.
A friend of mine has a child with Autism. This could have been little
more than a small setback. Yet because Autistic children tend to be
more violent (depending on the severity and type of Autism) and because
of the violence in their home it has become a major problem. There for
his purpose was deminished. Like I said before, it is only a problem
if you make it one.
I have been around the elderly and disabled for a good part of my
life and I have also been around those who look down on them. To those
people I say this...