We have an expectation that our lives should be “perfect” but we have the wrong vision of what is “perfect.” Society believes that different is flawed or inferior. Society believe that it is better to have “good” grades than “average” or “bad” grade; as if the lower grades means a person is less than. Society places higher value in people who fit a specific image of “perfect.” But these are all false perceptions of what is “perfect.” You are perfect, your child is perfect, and life is perfect because you are alive! Here’s a great video of Heath White a “perfect” man who had a “perfect” vision of his life until he had a daughter with Down Syndrome and he learned what “perfect” really meant.
“Before you were born I only worried about how your disability reflected on me. Now there is no better mirror in the world. You’re my light in the dark, and it’s a privilege to be your dad. Love always, daddy.” ~ Heath White