A few weeks ago I was down in Phoenix for Skylar’s physical therapy evaluation. Afterwards, we met up with my sister at her favorite local hangout, Luci’s. Before we headed out for the 2 hour drive home I ran to use the restroom. The beautiful apple artwork above was hanging on the wall. As soon as I saw it, I immediately had so many thoughts start running through my head. I ran back to the table & grabbed my phone so that I could snap a picture. Oh yes I did!
Many of you might ask “What is so special about these apples?”
Well, I immediately saw my girls in these apples!
-They are both different in many ways from many of the people we come in contact with, but they are absolutely beautiful souls!
-Unfortunately, many people see individuals on the spectrum (or any individual with special needs) as “less than” other human beings. They feel a sense of pity. When I look at the picture above I think how the red apple is different from the rest, but it is still an apple! My girls are still beautiful, unique human beings! They aren’t “less than” anyone!
-Different isn’t bad! Different is different! Sometimes it is hard, but many times it is beautiful!
As I drove home I thanked the Lord for the beautiful reminder of how differently beautiful my sweet girls are! It was just what I needed!
Thanks for letting me share!