there are times i have to literally tell myself ‘just be brave’ when i walk into a new store or a restaurant with david. because he has a deformity, i know people will do a double-take or even stare. any kind of physical differences are intriguing. i don’t think people are being cruel, they are just curious. but sometimes it gets to me and i have to be brave.

well, today i am taking matty for a speech evaluation and i feel like i have to be brave. i am so nervous that we will get bad news. i think he is a bit behind in speech, but i don’t think anything major is going on. but still, i’m nervous.

anything going on in your life that requires you to be brave?