What if someone told you they wish they could fix your autistic child?
Fix… as in the act of making something that is broken repaired.
Am I being too sensitive?
I do not see my child as broken.
Challenged? Yes, but certainly not broken.
And then in the same conversation this person said, “…but she sure is beautiful.”
Beautiful… as in having great qualities that gives great pleasure or satisfaction to see, hear, and think about.
Am I the only who sees the paradox?
I do not see my child’s beauty as a compensation for her challenges.
Yes, she is beautiful, but more importantly….
…My daughter is Sahara Grace; She is whole, vibrant, and a perfect expression of herself!!