As the parent of a special needs child, I often find myself questioning the future. Will Colton make friends? Will he ever run up to me throw his hands around my neck and say I love you Mama? Will he ever fall in love, get married? Will he ever get to experience the amazing feeling of being a parent? The answer to all of these questions is simply "I don't know". We have no clue what his future holds, but I do know one thing for sure, he will always be encouraged to do whatever it is he wants to do. One thing that can get in the way of success for children like Colton is intolerance and stubbornness of people around them. All I can hope for is acceptance. Acceptance that God made some people different, not greater or lesser, just different. Acceptance that children with special needs are just as capable to have and accomplish goals and dreams as their peers. And most importantly acceptance that these children have feelings, that can get hurt, just like the rest of us. Below is a beautiful video that gives me comfort and assurance that it is always okay to be different.
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