I would be remiss if I did not write about this. I have two children with Tourette's. It has been a hard road for them. We have experienced first hand many of the negatives that come with this disorder. Sadly, I have found there are many people who are completely willing to misunderstand. Who do not want to be kind. Who do not want to give these beautiful kids a chance.
I have met some amazing kids with this disorder. All of them struggling, many of them who feel friendless and misunderstood. I have discovered that none of us are "normal". We all have problems. We all struggle. Some of the struggles are visible, like Tourette's and some of them are hidden, sometimes deep inside. I have learned that there are many worse things to have than a neurological disorder.
Mostly those things which cause others to ridicule, to discourage, to condemn what they don't or won't understand. Being Christ-like extends to how you treat others who are different than you are. It extends to all of Heavenly Father's children, no matter what their beliefs or their way of life. No matter how much more different they are than you. No matter whether we understand them or not.
We are all different. We all have our own trials and heartaches. That does not make us any less loved. It does not take away from who we really are or who we can become.
I know that Heavenly Father loves each one of us and that there is nothing we could do to take away that love. Like the Prodigal son, he wants us to return home to Him.
The choice has always been yours. He will run to meet you. No matter what your heartaches. He knows your pain. He loves you in spite of yourself. I hope we can find it within our own hearts to accept those who are also His children, in spite of their differences.