The Gifts of Disability: Making Sense of SATB2 [Featured on The Mighty]

fam-picSome roads we choose and some roads choose us.

The road less traveled can be challenging. But it also offers great opportunity.

I recently discussed our new path with Awesome Mack :

Definitely a road with few travelers.

Making sense of this new reality is no small task. Missed expectations can be a bitch. Your vision moves one way, but reality jolts another.

Attachment to those missed expectations is a disservice. To you AND the new reality.

Disabilities don’t meet expectations. Screw expectations. Find the gifts.

Mack is not what we expected. He’s exactly what we need.

Embrace the rare. Be patient. Maintain perspective. Pay attention to NOW.

One of our methods to embrace our new reality is to talk about it. We want to draw attention to SATB2. We want to share with parents that may be on a similar path. We need to process the thoughts swirling in our heads.

In addition to firing words at the page here on DKB, we’ve also been selected to contribute to The Mighty – a great special needs blog that boasts the tag lines:

“Real People. Real Stories. We face disability, disease, and mental illness together.”  

And has a mere 125 MILLION readers.

Sweet, right? Yeah, we’re excited too.

You can find our first contribution here:

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