I don’t mean more fashionable. I don’t mean prettier.
I mean more loving.
More loving to themselves. More loving to others.
More aware of how they feel. More aware of how others feel.
I have this amazing opportunity to help shape the next generation with LJ. I can teach him about many of the things I struggle with, and hope that he ends up more accepting than I am. I can teach him about many of the things others struggle with, and hope that he will be more loving than I am.
And it all started with a trip to the park.
Well….not just ANY park.
We went to this wonderful park designed for kids of ALL ability levels. There was tons of equiptment for LJ to play with.
And there was lots of equiptment for children with different needs to play with.
It was all there, together, in one park. Everyone can come, everyone can play, everyone CAN do something.
I thought it was so important to teach LJ that while we are all different, we are all the same. Just because we can do different things than someone else doesn’t make us any better, just different. Like Mrs. Sparklenose (Abby’s Flying Fairy School Teacher) says, “sometimes it’s the things that make us different, that make the difference.”
Besides, what kid doesn’t love the park?