I know that there are people who have similar conditions to mine who will disagree with what I am about to say and that is okay. I am speaking from my own experience . Tonight I am thankful to have the ability to educate others. I especially enjoy answering the questions that often come from the mouths of some of the smallest humans in my life, and no I am not being sarcastic at all. Why in the world would I enjoy answering the questions little kids ask?
Over the years I have discovered several things about young children…
- Inquisitive Nature: When young children ask me about my disability or wheelchair it is not out of meanness/cruelty, He or she most often just wants to know/understand.
- Honesty: I love the pure honesty of children. They often ask the questions we (adults) would like to ask but are afraid to ask ourselves.
- One Answer: For most kids, I only have to answer his/her questions once and he/she accepts it, and hopefully will learn that being different isn’t bad. The last part of that sentence is what I hope children learn from me, that we are not all the same and that’s all right.
As I have said before, I would not have chosen this life for myself, I am so thankful that God can use me to educate others. It is really is okay to be different, friend. God loves you just the way you are