Ignorance is NOT Bliss

Hey! It’s Eb and lately I’ve been really annoyed with people. Ignorance is definitely not bliss and assuming is not the way.  In my experience adults seem to be the ones that are the most offensive. Most have nothing but good intentions and others are just blissfully ignorant. That’s not ok. I do my best to inform others about my disability. I think it’s a two way street. People should take the time to read and learn about others issues different from their own. This doesn’t just apply to the disabled community. Taking the time to learn about other cultures and attempting to see the world through others perspectives.  People tend to make veiled assumptions about groups of people without getting to know them or their stories. And that can be dangerous it drives people apart rather than pulling them together. Now I don’t want to get all preachy, but something must be done we must come together. Especially in the climate we’re living in today. I just want to spread awareness. A lot of people may not read my blogs, but I write this  in the hopes that I at least make a difference in one persons life.  Ashley and I started this blog to raise awareness about disabilities. It’s so much more than that it’s about sharing our testimony and encouraging others to do the same. I definitely appreciate all the love and  support we have received over this past year. I hope you continue reading our journey. Until next time….drop by our Facebook pageFriends On Wheels(Cerebral Palsy) 

Xo,

 Eb

An Educated Child Becomes A Better Adult

Recently, while at Johnny Rockets, this dad with two kids came and sat at the table beside mine. They were pretty young kids, and I noticed his little boy kept looking at me curiously. When they were done eating, the family got up to leave, and maybe it was my imagination, but it looked like the little boy was walking up to talk to me, and his dad grabbed him by the hand, and they walked out of the restaurant. Wrong move, dude. There are going to be disabled people in his world, and all around him. What happens if he encounters a physically or mentally disabled child at his school? Are you going to teach him to ignore them, too? Whether I was right about what I encountered at this restaurant or not, I want to use this moment to speak out. If your child wants to come up and speak to a disabled person, LET THEM DO SO. If you don’t, I am sorry to say your child is going to grow up to be a clueless and ignorant person. Believe me, it is better to educate them when they are young. As a disabled person and advocate, it is my job and pleasure to educate your child.

In Christ’s Love,

Ashley N. Moulin

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Defining Success

Hey guys, it’s Eb. I hope everyone is having a great day! 

Just when you think you’ve got the game of life figured out. you don’t.  That’s what I’m learning these last few months unexpected things happen that are out of my control. As much as I try my best  some things just are meant to happen and others not so much. It’s hard not to beat myself up about things I can’t change.  Fortunately everyone can relate to this.  

What qualifies as success and how do you define it? Some might say having a lot of money, cars and the size of your house.  For a long time that was my definition too. I know it’s shallow, but that was my thinking at the time.  I’m learning that success isn’t monetary. It’s about who i am as a person and my character.  Circumstances are different for everyone:  what’s success to you? Until next time….Like Friends On Wheels (Cerebral Palsy)

Xo, 

     Eb💕