February 5th, 2007

minicon ddb


Ballastexistenz is a blog by an autistic person. The title is explained in her about page. I found this via Monastic Musings, the author of which wrote
"I know that she has contributed to my understanding of what it means to be human in a way that no non-disabled person could."
That is what being one of Tom's parents has forced down my throat given me: A far greater understanding of what it is to be human, that I could not achieve otherwise. The experience has been, and still is, incredibly painful, but it has made me a better person, and for that I am grateful.