It’s no secret that Lucas has had his challenges from a very young age. He didn’t hit all the monthly milestones. He couldn’t walk or talk until he was two. He visited almost every specialist NC has to offer before the age of three. There isn’t a time when Lucas hasn’t been “different”.
On our way to school this morning, the reality of his differences punched me right in the gut. He has a special friend who “gets” him that hasn’t been at school the past few days. I asked him if he has other friends to play with and his response was what I feared. “My friends tell me l can’t play with them because I’m different”.
I held back the tears to remind my precious son that being different is a good thing. I reminded him how amazing and beautiful and loving he is. And most importantly, l reminded him to be kind to others, even if kindness isn’t being shown to him.
There’s a lot of things that make Lucas different. There’s a lot of things he may never see or do. But the thing l love most about his differences, is his ability to overcome those differences and light up every room he enters in the process.
Keep being YOU, my baby boy. You’re the most imperfectly perfect human l know!
Author: Brittany: Lucas’s mom and my granddaughter
Pictures of our sweet boy, and a few of our family members. Life just wouldn’t be the same without Lucas!
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2 thoughts on “Different”
Oh my goodness, what a precious bundle of fun he is! So cute. Loved all those pictures.
Great message, too. It’s tough when you’re young and everybody wants to fit in and be the same. It can take a long time to learn that the real beauty is in our differences and not our sameness.
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Thank you so much for your kind words. And I agree. It does take a long time to embrace our own differences just for the sake of being like everyone else. It takes courage to be who we really are.
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