Today I was wondering what Sierra is going to be like as an adult. She has made great progress over the last year that it gives me hope of a normal life, but then she does something that makes me think she will not have a normal life. Then I began to think about "what is a normal life?" Is it what I think is normal, or is it what someone else thinks is normal?
|Abnormal brain -Young Frankenstein|
Think about all the people you see that you think are weird or different, they think they are normal, who is right? I guess they are right, because "normal" is in the eye of the beholder just like "beauty" is. Yes I would love for her to be my kind of normal, I won't lie, but I will accept her normal because I love her. The question in my mind now is "have I been accepting of other people's normal?" The answer is, not as much as I have been for my own daughter.
This is one of the many lessons that I have learned from Sierra.