Disability effects the entire family. No one goes to Holland alone. Anytime I speak publicly about our journey, I’m asked about Liam and how he handles having a brother with a disability. Yes his life is different, but it’s the only life he knows. Liam has one brother. He does not have any experience with the “typical” sibling relationship. I like to think that Liam will be a kinder, more open minded, thoughtful adult because of his life with Aidan. The truth is, none of those qualities can be traced back in a definitive cause and effect trail of life events. Perhaps Liam is fabulous just because he’s Liam or perhaps it’s because of a myriad mixed up mash of many factors including great parenting (pats self on back).
In honor of Siblings Day we’re gathering to share the stories of the Other Ones in our lives. Each day, one of the following bloggers will celebrate their kids. Please make sure you stay tuned as these are all very different stories, including the stories of twins and siblings who each have very different disabilities.
To share your story, please head on over to Outrageous Fortune and link up.
Outrageous Fortune – Tuesday
Team Aidan – Wednesday
Bringing the Sunshine – Thursday
The Fisch Tank – Friday
Love That Max – Saturday