I am the sole care taker of my Downs syndrome sister. Yes she has enriched and guided my life. However just wondering why these angels are sent into certain peoples lives and not others. At times this responsibility can be a burden, (but also a blessing). Why do you think we were chosen for this path?
Caretaker, that’s a good question. I don’t think there is a single “right” answer. Some say we are chosen for a difficult path because we can handle it. However my personal belief is that we choose our lives as much as we are chosen for them. You are able to derive a benefit from what many would view as an oppressive situation so perhaps you chose this path because you wanted this benefit?
That I grew up hard is inarguable. But I would not change a thing about my childhood because I like the hand it’s left me with. I like my skill set. I take this whole concept beyond being chosen by a force outside the self to another scenario where the individual is both responsible for and empowered by their life.
We all make choices. It’s often possible to choose the easy way out but the place that easy path takes you might be quite difficult!
Anyone else have ideas on this?