Ok, I have something to admit, something that I tried hiding for years and year but it’s time I finally come clean with it. I have… I can’t say it…. I am…. hmmm… I’m a freak. I have something called Brachydactyly Type D (BDD).
What the heck is that? I like to think of it as strange dinosaur disease, yes, I’m actually a dinosaur. Hehe, now I’m sure you’re confused…. unless you know what BDD is then I will give you a high5! *High5*
Basically BDD means that the distal phalanx of the thumb alone is shortened, in other words the nail bed of my thumbs is wider than it’s long, weird eh?
For so long I thought I was the only one with these thumbs, I thought I was just a freak of nature but then one night I had a dream. Basically in the that dream I had googled clubbed thumb. I was fascinated by all the results that came up. When I eventually woke up I did just like in my dream and googled it. I learned a very important lesson that day, I’m still a freak but with cool thumbs. About 2% of the population has the same kind of thumbs as I do and many of them only learned later in life that they are not the only ones with cool thumbs.
Growing up I was very self conscious of my thumbs, I didn’t like being different. But now I often use them as a conversation starter. Usually I can get a laugh out of it or at least an awkward stare.
I met someone the other day who had the same kind of thumbs and it was like an instant connection! It was really awesome! It was instant joy!!!!
Embrace your differences as they are what make you you. Don’t be afraid to be different!
My Catholic Living
I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well.