Struggle and meaning

“The joy I discovered in the families of children who were different ran against widespread social expectations, so I felt I needed an abundance of interview subjects to reflect multiple views of various conditions and to support an irrefutable thesis: that profound meaning comes in the struggle to find it.”

What I found to read when I felt there was no hope in the future and for my family: the idea that life doesn’t have to be perfect to be meaningful or that struggle is an ugly flaw. Hope for children of hard lives to still live meaningful, enjoyable lives.