I just got back from taking Jaxson to have him evaluated for his speech. Jaxson is doing amazing for only being home a little over a year but he could also use help getting caught up with the other kids his age.
Anyway we went to a pre-school that is mostly for kids that need some type of therapy. They do have some "normal" children go but it is mostly children with some sort of special needs. Let me just say that they had the most beautiful group of children.
I am so thankful that God didn't make everyone in this world "normal." I am so thankful that God gave me an oppurtunity as a very young adult to work with children that had severe special needs. It's really too bad that not everyone in this world gets the incredible oppurtunity to see that these children are in no way handicapped but they they are just so very special and that their normal is just not our "normal."
A word that frustrates me more than anything is the word handicapped. What exactly is handicapped? Some would say Jaxson is handicapped but honestly how can you say that when he can do more than other children his age. Jaxson was just tested last week for this special needs pre-school and the teacher was blown away by his skills compared to other kids his age. So just because most people have 2 arms but he has one people label him handicapped. In reality Jaxson is the one that should be thinking all the normal kids are handicapped because he is more advanced than them.
I am so thankful that God has shown me the hidden treasures behind the label of "special needs." I am so thankful God has trusted me enough to care for one of these precious children. I am so thankful God has given us the heart to bring home more special children someday. I am also sooooo very thankful for the people that can see past the "handicaps" and can see the beauty in people that God made extra special.