Community·Posted on 28 Oct 2019What Do You Want People To Know About Parenting A Child With A Disability?Because there is actually so much good that comes from this experience.by Mariela SummerhaysBuzzFeed StaffFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink As the mother of a son with a learning disability, I know of the devastating lows this situation brings — and the rarely discussed, absolute highs. View this photo on Instagram Mariela Summerhays / BuzzFeed / Via instagram.com Like finding out that my son's differences are actually his greatest strengths... View this photo on Instagram Mariela Summerhays / BuzzFeed / Via instagram.com ...and the insane pride when my son started at school, after years of speech and occupational therapy. View this photo on Instagram Mariela Summerhays / BuzzFeed / Via instagram.com But that's enough of my own experiences. What I would love to know is the best thing YOU'VE experienced while parenting a child with a disability. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF TBS Have you developed patience you never thought you were capable of? Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF ABC Indigenous Waiting in long lines doesn't faze me. I've been waiting for our national disability funding for months. Maybe you know to celebrate the small stuff, in a way you never did in the past. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF NBC My son took almost three years to say a single word and the day he did, we just about threw a party. Or maybe you have a crystal clear understanding of your priorities, thanks to your child. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF CBS You are your child's greatest advocate, and I truly feel there is no greater responsibility or privilege. So please comment below and tell me: What's the best thing you've learned from having a child with a disability? Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Democratic National Convention Drop your answers below and the best ones will be featured in a BuzzFeed Community post or video!