Cost of Comparison

Cost of Comparison

One of the greatest enemies of our present is comparison. Comparison leaves us unsatisfied, ungrateful, and unhappy. Whether big or small, the temptation to compare is always present. And the things in which we have opportunity to compare are endless!

Questions I am often asked about my daughter include,
“Is she talking yet?”
“Can she walk?”
“Can she understand me?”
“Can she do this or that?”
People, with not fault of their own, want to know if they can compare her to a typical three-year old. These are comparisons I can’t control. In those moments I can respond with grace and kindness, but I will never be able to control the comparisons, confusions, or assumptions others place on my daughter because of her diagnosis.