Kara and Adam Ayers proudly display baby Hannah, their biological daughter. Photo by Julia Christopher Photography
My family isn’t one that can be captured by the stick figures you see adorning the back of so many minivans. It’s not one illustrated in the pages of most children’s books. And it’s certainly not what most people would describe as your typical family. My husband, Adam, and I have osteogenesis imperfecta. OI is a genetic condition that causes our bones to break easily. We are little people and full-time wheelchair users. After dating for nine years, we were married almost two years ago. It was a day that was so perfect, it still feels like a dream.
I learned long ago that the stereotypes and judgments held by people about Adam and me aren’t usually encased in their words. It’s often what is not said. Several of our friends were married around the same time we were. Almost immediately after our celebrations, my fellow brides would complain about the annoyance they f