Thursday, May 24, 2012

Identity: Is it what you do?

New Jersey author Amy Julia Becker, mom to Penny, spoke earlier this month to BLOOM readers about Raising kids with disabilities in an age of achievement. Click the link and check her out! Amy wrote A Good and Perfect Gift. We have a few copies of her book available at $15 Canadian. Thank you Amy Julia!


I love the perspective that the capacity to love and be loved has value far beyond our ability to perform. This concept is one we work over and over to reinforce with our daughter, whose physical disabilities put performance out of grasp. She is growing into a deeply loving young lady and the value she brings to the lives she touches because of that loving attitude is every bit as much a gift as any "performance" she could offer. I agree with Amy Julia, that our society would do well to shift its emphasis away from performance.