There is no doubt in my mind that I would still be struggling to understand or talk about my experiences if I hadn’t started The CP Diary. The CP Diary is a place I come to, so I can talk about my experiences.
I liken my experiences to someone who is finally able to walk free for the first time, having been kept in the dark for 46 years. I think it remarkable that I’m choosing to see my life as positive, as I continue to document my experiences as they happened.
It doesn’t get those others off the hook. They must take stock and come to understand how they could and should have done things differently. Those who allow others to go through difficult circumstances, where they could make their lives easier, never accept or look at themselves in the mirror, long enough to understand the part they played.
When any child is born with special needs, they are special needs no matter how small their needs are. All family members must rally round a child with special needs. For a special needs child, their life isn’t just about the physical difficulties they face, but the neurological difficulties also. In most cases, emotional support is brought about through support from their families.
Without my website, my life would look and feel very different. My blog helps me work through my thoughts and feelings, so that I can finally bring understanding into the equation on my experiences.
No disability should be a secret. Because it goes against how the universe expects us to behave and where secrets aren’t supposed to be secret, the universe will always find a way to correct that situation.
On my part, I am simply trying not to hold on to the negativity surrounding my secret disability and that’s where my Diary comes in.