Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Unending, unconditional love

People often ask me how I can work with the very special ed. I have one answer, unending, unconditional love. I love working with kids who don't talk back, aren't purposely naughty, and who love every adult who works with them. What's not to love about that?

A friend of mine, whose daughter was in my class last year, posted an article about a new blood test pregnant women can take to detect chromosomal defects prenatally. These "professionals" who came up with this test think that our world is better without children with special needs. Yes they have a hard life, and they require more care than others, but they are not unworthy of life! These very special people are not useless to society, they are not a burden on society. These people love unconditionally, they know no evil, and if they do, they forget about it instantly.

So when asked how I can teach the beautiful children that I teach, I say that I wouldn't have it any other way!


Katie said...

I totally agree. With all our superiority as "normal" we don't love as unconditionally, forgive as quickly, or make friends as quickly. We miss the beauty that so many with special special needs can teach us to stop and see. Our world needs these very important people to remind us about life.

CaliforniaTeacherGuy said...

I'm a special ed teacher, too, and I know exactly what you mean!

CandyandLadybugs said...

Hey California Teacher guy! Thanks for stopping by.