Hi, my name is Reyna. I am 43 mother with 3 grown children and I have ABS. I never knew what my condition was called until today when I saw it on my medical history chart at the doctors. Let me start out by saying that I will most likely make a few people angry by my statements to follow.
I am not “special”, I am not handicap or handicapable…. I am NORMAL, the best thing my parents ever did was to not treat me differently from my brothers. I can do anything that I choose to do and if need be modify items so that I can do things better…. just like any other person on this planet. Yes, I spent many nights crying and wishing I looked like everyone else but what teenage girl doesn’t, mine were just for slightly different reason why. Please if you do anything for your children do these few things, love them, treat them no different and be there as a shoulder to cry on.
When small children ask me what happen I always let them touch my left hand and get a good look and I wiggle it as much as I can to show them I can do things and it feels the same as the rest of me. My answer to why I look different is because “God has to make every mommy look different so that little boys and girls can tell which one is theirs.”
I would love for anyone to reach out to me if you have any questions or concerns or comments.