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Geschrieben von Astrid&Adam am 02.01.2003, 11:23 Uhr

Etwas zum lesen

Hallo!

Diesen Text habe ich gestern im Netz gefunden. Er hat mir sehr gut gefallen und ich denke er passt gut hierher.

Liebe Grüße

Astrid!!

Ein Text von Emily Pearl Kingsley


Welcome to Holland


I am often asked to describe the experience of raising a child with a disability - to try to help people who have not shared that unique experience to understand it, to imagine how it would feel. It's like this.......

When you're going to have a baby, it's like planning a fabulous vacation trip - to Italy. You buy a bunch of guidebooks and make your wonderful plans. The Coliseum. The Michaelangelo David. The gondolas in Venice. You learn some handy phrases in Italian. It's all very exciting.

After months of eager anticipation, the day finally arrives. You pack your bags and off you go. Several hours later, the plan lands. The stewardess comes in and says, "Welcome to Holland."

"Holland?!" you say, "What do you man Holland?! I signed up for Italy! I'm supposed to be in Italy. All my live I've dreamed of going to Italy."

But there's been a change in the flight plan. They've landed in Holland, and there you must stay. The important thing is that they haven't taken you to a horrible, disgusting, filthy place, full of pestilence, famine and decease. It's just a different place. So you must go out and buy new guidebooks. And you must learn a whole new language. And you will meet a whole new group of people you would never have met.

It's just a different place. It's slower-paced than Italy, less flashy than Italy. But after you've been there for a while you catch your breath, you look around, and you begin to notice that Holland has windmills, Holland has tulips, Holland even has Rembrandts.

But everyone you know is busy coming and going from Italy, and they're all bragging about what a wonderful time they had there. And for the rest of your life, you will say, "Yes, that's where I was supposed to go. That's what I had planned." And the pain of it will never ever, ever go away, because the loss of that dream is a very significant loss. But if you spend your life mourning the fact that you didn't get to Italy, you may never be free to enjoy the very special, the very lovely things about Holland.

 
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Antwort von sit.sit am 02.01.2003, 21:36 Uhr

Hallo Astrid,

ich find den Text auch super. Ich hab ein bisschen darueber nachgedacht und irgendwie finde ich, trifft er den Nagel auf den Kopf.
Ja, es ist wahr, man muss sich mit einem behinderten Kind von machen Traeumen verabschieden. Jeder hat eine andere Vorstellung von "Italien", aber im Kern ist die Problematik fuer alle Eltern behinderter oder kranker Kinder gleich. Aber ich weiss nicht, ob es Euch auch so geht, wenn Kayhan wieder etwas dazu gelernt hat, platze ich vor Stolz! Manchmal sind das so kleine Dinge, die fuer die Eltern eines "normalen" Kindes einfach selbsverstaendlich sind, die vielleicht gar nicht gross zur Kenntnis genommen werden - und das ist doch eigentlich schade, oder?
Viele Gruesse
Steffi

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