There is a SB group I go to the beginning of the month.
I really enjoy going. I missed it during the 3 month summer vacation. I enjoyed seeing how the other children are growing - when else is new with them, and with their parents. Our stories are mostly very similar.
Everyone says how a child with spina bifida is more the same than different. And I do believe that. It just hit me that I could see it.
Sitting with other parents and their children, I didn't see braces or that they couldn't move their legs. I saw a child that was really interested in a specific toy, loved throwing balls, was exploring everywhere and who wanted to stare at the new baby.
I heard giggles and squeals and laughter.
I left the group uplifted. Sometimes getting caught up with milestones and developmental charts, worries and concerns it is easy to forget that at the end of the day, life is more the same than different.