A little acrostic poetry for your Wednesday morning. And a couple of variations: To get more great content from These Small Wonders, follow us on social media or subscribe to get email notifications with new posts. … [Read more]
My child was diagnosed with a disability. What does that say about me?
This post is directly addressed to anyone who will face the question: what does my child's disability say about me? About my life? If that is you or someone close to you, you know the intensity of the question. “Oh me, oh … [Read more]
The Anti-Fragility of Special Needs Parents
The purpose of this blog is to give expression to my experience - to find some way to explain what my daughter and her disability have done for my life. She has brought massive trials and challenges into my world, but even on the worst days I … [Read more]
How special needs inclusion is changing the world
Maybe you saw the scene last week. The camera pans through a crowd of yellows shirts glued to screens mounted on the wall – Colombia is playing Poland in the group stage of the World Cup. The camera stops to rest on a table where two men sit … [Read more]
Will Down syndrome save humanity?
How do you measure the worth of a life? Last year a Dutch man sat at a table with a Danish filmmaker to have a talk about perspectives. The man is Sjoerd, a portly guy who appears to be in his 40s with an amiable, thoughtful face. … [Read more]
Here Be Dragons
How much life have we left unlived because of fear? This morning I ran into a man I know at the YMCA. His name is Charlie, we met when he visited my church a few months ago. He looks like a pretty typical young millennial guy - he’s got a trim … [Read more]