Greg Lucas, author of the excellent book Wrestling with an Angel: A Story of Love, Disability, and the Lessons of Grace, writes on his blog:
The tragedy of disability is not disability itself, but the isolation it often creates. This was one of the most important lessons our family had to learn. Sadly, we learned it the hard way. But hard lessons often lead to great insights and over the past few years we have had the wonderful opportunity to gain great wisdom from several families in many different communities. While there are still many discoveries to be made along this journey, here are at least 7 helpful insights gleaned from the community of disability that have made a powerful difference in our family.
Here is an outline:
- God is both sovereign and good.
- You have been brought into this community for a purpose.
- Disability magnifies our vision for joy in the smallest things.
- Community brings much needed perspective
- Outspoken men are often minorities.
- When marriage takes second place to disability, it ends up in last place.
- A child with a disabled sibling is anything but typical.