Thursday, September 6, 2012

Don't Judge a Book

When you look at Mini Me, you see a spunky little girl with pink hair.
She looks confident and strong. 

Mini Me is strong because she has had to fight from the start. She looks tough because her little life has not been easy for her. As a newborn, Mini Me had to detox from drugs. As a baby, she had stomach issues. She was slow to walk and slow to talk.

Mini Me now has to do eye therapy. She has had to do speech therapy for years. And she has mild sensory issues. Nothing comes easy for that girl. 

While it breaks my heart to see Mini Me have to work so hard to do what comes naturally for most people, I also appreciate her struggle. Whatever Mini Me accomplishes is through hard work. I love that she is a determined hard worker. This will serve her well in life. But I wish she didn't have to work so hard all the time.

So, when you see my little girl all smiles and powerful, know that you are also looking at a little girl that struggles to be normal.

"Where there is no struggle, there is no strength."
- Oprah Winfrey

1 comment:

Serenity Bohon said...

You're right. I never would have guessed. That's a mistake we always make in life. There is so much more to every person - strengths and weaknesses - than we can ever know from the outside.