Blessed are you
Blessed are you that never bids us “hurry up” and more blessed are you that do not snatch our tasks from our hands to do them for us, for often we need more time, rather than help.
Blessed are you who take time to listen to what we are trying to tell you, for you help us to know that if we persevere, we can be understood.
Blessed are you who walk with us in public places and ignore the stares of strangers, for in your companionship we find havens of relaxation.
Blessed are you who stand beside us as we enter new ventures, for our failures will be outweighed by times we surprise ourselves and you.
Blessed are you who ask for our help, for our greatest need is to be needed.
Blessed are you when by all these things, you assure us that what makes us individuals is not our peculiar muscles, nor our wounded nervous system, but is the God-given self that no infirmity can confine.
Blessed are those who realize that we are human and don’t expect us to be saintly just because we are disabled.
Blessed are those who pick things up without being asked.
Blessed are those who understand that sometimes we are weak and not just lazy.
Blessed are those who forget our disabilities of the body and see the shape of our souls.
Blessed are those who see us as a whole person, unique and complete, and not as a “half” and one of God’s mistakes.
Blessed are those who love us just as we are, without wondering what we might have been like.
Blessed are our friends on whom we depend, for they are the substance and joy of our lives!