You can understand why someone feels the way the way they do and still not agree with them – that’s what I keep learning
It’s 3 : 00 PM on day 808 of my journey towards independence and I’ve managed to stretch my hamstrings, brush my teeth, publish my Disability of the Day feature, practice typing with both hands, feed myself toast, scrambled eggs and sausages for breakfast, watch TV and practice sitting up straight to strengthen my core muscles.
Last night I read I love my disabled child – but I’d give my life to make her normal: The mother of a severely autistic girl makes a painfully honest confession by Meg Henderson – another article written in reply to Dominic Lawson who said he would never want to ‘cure’ his daughter of Down’s syndrome – I really felt for Meg I’m sure it was extremely difficult raising a child with severe Autism with little to no support but I couldn’t believe a mother could write And, forgive me for saying it, her problems are a huge burden to herself and her family. especially since she and her husband adopted Louise and her sister, Marion, I couldn’t imagine how I would feel if I thought my mother thought I was a burden and basically said all the effort and energy she put into me was wasted. Do you often understand someone else’s point of view even though you don’t agree with it?
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