A Partner to One With Disability2 min read
What is the first thought that crosses your mind when you see someone with disability? Do you have someone close to you living with a disability or do you know a person who has disability? Now let me disclose this, that I am married to one who is visually impaired (total blind) for the past four and a half years. I live a happy life and we have been blessed with a 3-year-old adorable daughter, her name is Serene. What made me marry one with disability? Let me start by saying that in my wildest dreams, I never imagined being married to one with disability.
Actually, in my immediate family, there is no one of such kind neither did I grow up seeing someone like him. And so, the answer to this question is just simple; LOVE is what made me to get married. I found love in him. I found peace in him. I found caring nature in him. I found warmth in him. And the greatest of them all, is that he fears God, an element that I highly value. I see behold his disability. I focus on his strength and I can tell you that he is a man of greatness.
The greatest disability in life is having a negative attitude. It is difficult to help such a person; it is hard to succeed with a negative attitude. You will agree with me that if you are of short nature, you will need someone taller than you to reach out to something at a higher level, or you may need to climb a ladder or a stool to fetch it. This is the same case to someone with disability who will just need a helping hand to reach out to what he or she needs and do whatever he or she desires once he has it at hand. I have come to learn that each person is endowed with great potential within.
My husband inspires my life. Sometimes I forget that he cannot see up to until the society put a reminder in me. Are there no challenges that we have faced as a family? Well, like any other marriage, I can tell you that we have faced many challenges together. However, we have learnt to rise above our challenges and focus on our potential. God has been our strength. Through Him, we have come this far. Our secret strength has been trusting on God.