I usually don't address this, but I will. Disability. That darn D word.
What has it cost me?
Independence- Asking to be driven everywhere. To the doctor, to the bank, etc. I just can't decide, oh i'd like to get an ice cream today.
Privacy- I need help with ordinary tasks like cutting my toenails, doing my hair or flossing my teeth.
My pride-It is extremely embarrassing to ask for help for some of the things I need help with sometimes.
Folks, on the outside, I look fine, and maybe I've helped emphasize this fact so fellow humans couldn't see reality. For that, I'm sorry.
What I've gained
Christ- I don't know if I weren't disabled, if I could embrace Christ and accept his gift of salvation.
Perception is not reality, it's all in perspective.
I'm doing now what I swore I'd never do.
A small glimpse into my life as a disabled individual.