Our Journey Raising Two Children with Special Needs

This blog chronicles our life raising two children, Nicholas 15, diagnosed with Prader-Willi Syndrome and Weston 18, diagnosed with Autism/Asperger's/ADHD. It's the ups, the downs, the joys, the sorrows and most importantly, the beauty of living a life less perfect, a life more meaningful.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

The Ant and I

Photo: Dawidi, Johannesburg, S. Africa
Yesterday, I was playing outside with the boys when I noticed a tiny ant racing across the driveway. He was moving quickly and purposely. On his back was a body of one of his fallen comrades.

Did you know that much like humans, ants are social creatures? They build homes, produce crops, nurture their young and bury their dead. They can feel fear, become afraid and even go into attack mode if threatened or provoked. They develop highways, build cities and communication systems. They organize themselves into teams even creating assembly lines much like people do in factories.

Why is it then that we consider them so insignificant?

Sometimes I feel like an ant.

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