A beautifully written post about a man’s relationship with his big sister who has a learning disability. This was posted on the Mencap website in April 2013.
The thoughts echo my own observations of my daughter….I quickly realised that it is often MY worries and fears and expectations, not hers, that might hold her back! She is courageous, determined, finds her own ways around any difficulties she faces and she can read people like a book! I try and let her tell me what she can and can’t do (within reason!) – she may not always be able to voice all that she understands/ wants/ needs/ thinks but given the opportunity she certainly shows us! I try not to wrap her in cotton wool or baby her or worse, underestimate her, as sure as eggs she’ll prove me wrong!