who struggles daily with society’s "norms"
who feels inadequate and inferior most of the day. Not because anyone "says" anything to him, but because they don’t have to — the "proof" is at every turn.
who probably should have given up a long time ago, and yet continues to try
who just wants to be invited to a birthday party or picked for a team or asked to "play" at a friend’s house
who is not able to learn from consequences like other kids his age and deals with impatience and frustration from his parents on a regular basis
It’s been an emotional week. I’ll leave it at that.
My husband and sister and friends have listened and given me counsel — have encouraged me and strengthened me. They have helped me remember …
that this is Chase …
who doesn’t need a diagnosis to be understood and doesn’t need to be understood to be loved.
who is bright and funny and remarkable in countless ways
who sincerely cares for people and their feelings
who is loved by the "old and wise" and the "young and innocent" and
has a bigger heart and more love than anyone I know!!
Paula sent me this quote (by Steve Jobs — it’s one that I love and needed to read again)
"Here’s to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes… the ones who see things differently — they’re not fond of rules… You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the only thing you can’t do is ignore them because they change things… they push the human race forward, and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius, because the ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do."
Here’s the clip. I can’t remember who sent it to me, or why it has foreign sub titles, but I have decided, that this one’s for Chase, who I know has the ability and insight to change things. I pray I will have the strength and inspiration help him and the sense to get out of his way!