I've been thinking, pondering, wondering... How do I teach Eden that she is just like everyone else? That her disability does not define her? That she can do whatever she wants, based on her strengths? That everyone has strengths and weaknesses?
How do I teach others that she is a "normal" kid? That she should be treated the same as everyone else? That she loves all the same things that the other kids like? That she wants to play too?
Then it hit me...
She is NOT like everyone else.
If I fail to recognize and accept her differences...if I fail to recognize and embrace her many strengths, I am failing her.
She is different.
Just like everyone else.