• It's Not ‘Just' a Hand, And This Is Why

    6 days ago - By Scary Mommy

    “Oh well, at least it's just a hand,” the stranger said, when he met my limb-different daughter for the first time.
    Don't get me wrong; I've met some wonderful, inquisitive and kind people who have managed to convey just how perfectly OK she will be without her right hand, without dismissing it entirely.
    I know, from the bottom of my heart, that she will be just fine. That she is just fine. I am acutely aware of how much worse off people can be. I don't worry about any of the things that terrified me during pregnancy. I don't mourn for her loss anymore. I see before her a world of...
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