“Welcome to Holland”

I was introduced to this wonderful poem written in 1987 by Emily Perl Kingsley about a year ago during my first Disabilities internship training on Beyond Suffering. The poem sounded like the perfect empathy remedy for those who have no idea what parents with special needs going through the “stages of grief” really feel like…I was deeply touched by it and thought: “I must share this with everyone”

As I looked for it to post it on this blog, I found this other blog by Mommy Dulock which reflects a different perspective concerning special needs and parenting as a whole. I realize and still believe that special needs can be a greater “hit” by reality on parenting. So I bring you both. Take your pick and share your thoughts…you never know who may be blessed by YOUR perspective on “Holland.”

Welcome to Holland

Why I hate Welcome to Holland

 

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