please, when you see him do not say “oh bless him”. The number of people who say this is unbelievable. It’s as if everyone thinks that because his eyes don’t work, his ears have stopped working too. He can hear you!
It has taken me a bit of time to be able to write this post as the pain of hearing those words was almost my un-doing. I’m seen as a strong woman who can handle anything that is thrown at me; and, to be honest, I like to perpetuate that myth – in the hope that it will one day be true.