Usually my blog is about AAC but I would like to discuss the phrase “Living a Normal Life”. Living a normal life can be subjective in that people define normal differently. My normal has always been what the average person accomplishes in their life. For instance, I was with an abled-bodied man for fifteen years. Did that make me more normal than marrying a man with a disability? I guess some people think that being with an able-bodied person makes them look more normal.
Now I have been married to a man with a disability and I truly don’t see the difference. However, personality wise I prefer my current husband because we like to do the same things and we share a wicked sense of humor. We like to go to concerts and we really enjoy taking trips together just like a “normal” couple. Some may say my life has been more than average since I went through a separation.
For all of the people who think being with somebody who is able-bodied I want to tell them it doesn’t make you more normal. You still have a disability either way.