I am learning to enjoy life more. The day to day. The people. The small things. I appreciate it all in a new way.
I am learning to view everyone I come across as a person. Not a disability. Not a label. But a person. Someone's child. Beautiful in God's eyes. As important as I am.
I am learning to examine my views of "success." What does it really mean after all? An education? A career? Relationships are really what life is all about and Liam already has that art mastered.
I am learning to accept myself and others, flaws and all. Liam is not perfect. I am not perfect. And that is O.K. God says so.
I am learning to let go of some things I thought were important in exchange for things I now think are more important. Priorities can shift and change through different seasons of life.
I am learning to be more fully myself and less the person I think I should be. There can be so much pressure to fit a square peg into a round hole. And all the while, God created me to be uniquely me, not another someone else.
I could go on and on. But you get the picture. There is beauty in people with disabilities. And perhaps this is one of the greatest beauties of all - their ability to open our eyes to things we previously were blind to.