THE UNEXPECTED JOURNEY
There are times in your life that don’t go exactly according to plan and this was one of them.
This is my story, and the experiences of my family and the birth of our son Darcy.
The world of disability can be heartbreaking, but it’s full of amazing people who teach us lessons every day.
I am not trying to say things are easy or hard, everyone’s stories are different.
Rather than looking at all the negatives, we made a conscious decision to focus on the beauty of every experience. Darcy is a son, and a brother and we want the best for him, so we try our hardest to make sure everything is set up for him to shine to his fullest potential.
This tiny little baby introduced us into a world we never expected or knew existed. It’s a wonderful world of very caring people, who have no judgement towards others. The world of disability can be heartbreaking, but it’s full of amazing people who teach us lessons every day.
I hope some of our experiences help people to embrace the beauty of disability and difference in people.
I hope it helps to show people that they should look at everyone individually and not what they can or cannot do. There are challenges in life everyday with people, not just people with disabilities. Some hard and some not so hard.
It is important to be kind. Darcy may have a disability, but it doesn’t define him. He has the same feelings, wants and needs as everyone else.
Every child is different, every person is different. Never give up! Each and every child is a blessing and we should do whatever we can for them.
They deserve it.
DANCE LIKE NOBODY’S WATCHING
LOVE LIKE YOU’VE NEVER BEEN HURT
SING LIKE NOBODY’S LISTENING
LIVE LIKE IT’S HEAVEN ON EARTHWilliam W Purkey