Day Seven: Perspective

The joy Erin experiences from a couple of hours at our local minor league ballpark offers fresh perspective regarding what matters. Life, belonging, community, time with friends, family and others of goodwill. The patience of parents as they help their children navigate there flights of gently sloping yet still intimidating concrete stairs. I reflect upon the wisdom of an early mentor, who told me that the greatest challenge is not the disability itself, but the disability of isolation that far too often ensues. I’m thankful that previous generations of parents of adults with intellectual disabilities, self advocates and other allies created and nurtured organizations like the ARC of Greensboro. We build on their legacy and our community is better for it. #Differentgifts

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