The Boy Pope Francis Blessed

image from Washington Post

image from Washington Post

You may have read the stories about Pope Francis blessing Michael, a boy with CP, during his recent visit to Philadelphia. This follow-up story shines some light on what goes on behind the scenes in many households containing children with disabilities. It's an encouraging read.

I particularly appreciate this quote from Michael's father:

“Everyone always wonders, why would God do this to one of his children? I questioned that for a while,” Chuck says. But caring for Michael has given him an answer.
“I think Michael is a teacher,” he says. “Michael has taught me quite a bit about patience, love, the importance of what a hug and a kiss means.”

Through the Roof

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"Some men came, bringing to him a paralyzed man, carried by four of them. 4 Since they could not get him to Jesus because of the crowd, they made an opening in the roof above Jesus by digging through it and then lowered the mat the man was lying on." (Mark 2:3-4)

About: This is a blog about accessibility, intimacy, and community. About being welcome.  It’s also about bringing up The Boy. He's 11 years old and has cerebral palsy. Also popping up are The TeenGirl, who just turned 13, and The Mom, who is awesome. It's written by The Dad. It's my words, my view. Other people will think differently and have different opinions. Good.