So I follow a lot of blogs now of mom's with kids that have Spina Bifida and I am so amazed at their strength and knowledge. This video is a CNN new's article from a women who was born with no fibula bones and is now a model, actress and sports athlete. 'You just don't look disabled'
She talks about the word DISABLED and what it means. What the dictionary says that it means.
This is from the blog where I found the video.
Part of Speech: adjective
Synonyms: broken-down, confined, decrepit, disarmed, handicapped, helpless, lame hurt,incapable, infirm, laid-up, maimed, out-of-action, out-of-commission, paralyzed,powerless, run-down, sidelined, stalled, weakened, worn-out, wounded, wrecked
Antonyms: able, healthy
I have a request from all my family and friends that when you met Charlotte for the first time and down the road, that you won't feel sorry for her or my family or think of her as being disabled. Matthew and I are set on giving her the best opportunities we can and helping her know that she can do anything she sets her mind to. She will be strong, healthy, fully capable of life and living well! She will not be any of those synonyms above. She will be first and for most a Daughter of our Heavenly Father, and to take from a previous post I made I am totally Confident in her Creation! Our Heavenly Father wouldn't send us someone that was disabled by these terms. He sent us His child to love and to care for. And we WILL!!!!