My son's diagnosis with schizophrenia is the monumental lesson that finally got through to me.
Life isn’t about finding those perfect sets of rules. It’s about seeing my own child, other people’s children, and other adults behaving in ways that society may find "unacceptable," and then challenging my own prejudices and reactions. It’s about learning to broaden my narrow perceptions of normal, thinking carefully about what others mean when they say “different,” and how I define happiness.
Note: Today is Mitchel's birthday. Sherry writes on Facebook: "Thirty-two years ago today, a beautiful, dark haired, 10lb baby boy came into this world. I named him Mitchel John. You, Mitchel, have brought so much happiness into my life. When you came into this world, you brought a love into my heart that I had never before experienced. May you always know your worth and how incredibly precious you are! As your mom, it is my privilege to impart these important truths to you."
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MITCHEL!