It’s Not So Black & White

Standard

In the four and a half years that I’ve been Olivia’s Momma, I’ve had the privilege of viewing life from any entirely new perspective; in which I have experienced great joy, been taught as long as you have love, you have everything you need, and I’ve also been witness to the harsh reality of stigma surrounding special needs in the form of ignorant comments, long uncomfortable stares, and sorrow filled glances.

Olivia having Cerebral Palsy doesn’t define who she is, but unfortunately most see her as a child in a wheelchair with awkward movements, who sits quietly, observing the world around her.

image

But life isn’t so black and white….even the life of a special needs child.

Olivia is a four year old who loves watching her favorite show The Wiggles, getting kisses from her puppy…

image

Being silly with her Momma…

image

And even big giggles when Momma blows raspberries on her cheek!

image

She is inquisitive with the world around her..

image

She loves spending time playing and having fun…

image

She is creative…

image

And loves to fish…

image

So you can see, my daughter doesn’t need pity. She is full of love, happiness and joy, as every child should be. Never underestimate the ability, strength and perseverance of a person with special needs.

Becoming a parent to a child with special needs is like adding color to life that was in black and white.

One thought on “It’s Not So Black & White

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s