Today is the 30th anniversary of the World Wide Web (as the Google Doodle so conveniently informed me), and it got me thinking about all of the wonderful resources the internet provides. There are so many bloggers and creators who are constantly inspiring me; I’m going to work to share more of those here!
For this first one, it’s a bit of blog inception. Ellen Stumbo over at The Mighty was inspired to write this insightful little piece after reading Kathy Hooven’s own piece, 14 Words to Consider When You Befriend My Son With Autism. Ellen shared her own 14 Words to Consider When You Befriend My Child With a Disability.
As ESP focuses on bringing our own Miracle League complex to this community, inclusion has been on the top of my mind. I can’t wait to see children of all abilities building friendships and experiencing recreation together. As we prepare to see this dream become a reality, I love these words of wisdom for the kids who will one day be buddies, teammates, and friends.
My favorite? Number 3.
Accept our kids just as they are. The most beautiful friendships happen when we are willing to accept another person for exactly who they are.
My own word? Celebrate! Celebrate what makes each person special! Friends of all abilities have a unique perspective that only they can share. Take a moment to read Ellen’s full list on The Mighty, 14 Words to Consider When You Befriend My Child With a Disability.
Let me know in the comments; what are words you wish people would consider?