I have a son who has severe physical and mental disabilities and whose life is worth living. It is worth enriching and cherishing.

Someone asked me: “When do you know when you have done enough?”

I wonder: Would he ask the same question about his own child? He implied, I think, that my child has less value and should be given fewer opportunities.

“Enough,” you ask? “Enough” is when Lew’s life is rich: Full of family, Full of community, Full of love.

Cherry Winkle Moore December 1991

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Cherry Winkle Moore

Cherry Winkle Moore is a visual artist and a retired hospice chaplain. Cherry has a Master of Fine Arts degree in painting, drawing and printmaking from the University of Alabama. Later she completed a Master of Divinity degree with an emphasis in pastoral care. Cherry sometimes says that in her case the MFA stands for Minister of Fine Arts and the MDiv stands for Making Divine Images Visible.

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