Gloria Castillo has a gift and talent for writing. She also has Muscular Dystrophy, which is a neuromuscular disease that weakens her muscles and progresses within time. A Tracheostomy and is in a wheelchair. Gloria's desire is to create awareness, knowledge and support concerning Muscular Dystrophy, as well as other terminal illnesses. Here is what Gloria has to say about her disease, "Just because I have Muscular Dystrophy it doesn't stop me from going on in life and from smiling and helping others if I can." Gloria's poem "Just The Way I Am" confirms we as humans may be different, but we all respond to love and care. Reaching out to others in love is at the heart of God's plan.
~ JUST THE WAY I AM ~
By Gloria Castillo
It's not so bad being different.
It's not easy, but I'm use to it.
It's all I've ever had.
Sure, I've been teased and I have felt the stares,
but I have also felt the love of the ones who really care.
Sometimes I wish I could change,
but don't you think it would be boring if we were all the same?
We'd have nothing to talk about,
nothing to do.
It's not easy being different,
but it's better to just be you.
I can't do all the things others can,
but I don't mind so much anymore
because I know I am safe in His hands.
He has a plan for me
even when it seems hopeless.
I know there is a reason He made me like this.
There is nothing wrong with me.
It's not a DISability,
it's just a DIFFERENT ability.
I wish people could understand
it's not something I despise.
I am perfect in His eyes
JUST THE WAY I AM.
Copyright - 2008-2016, Synthia Esther and Poem by Gloria Castillo. All Rights Reserved.