Try and see it from a special needs mom point of view for a minute ,You have a choice you can choose to walk away ,be annoyed ,ignore it,or just not care but we cant ,because we have no choice.We did not choose to have a special needs child it just happend ,we did not go through our pregnancy and dream that our children would have a dissability but many times in life you dont get what you want and instead of standing back and chossing to do nothing we choose to fight for our children and try to make the world see and be educated and help us to bring about change .So next time you see a post advocating for disabled kids we are not looking for your sympathy ,what we want is help to get our kids and all disabled kids the things they need and the funding they need ,I cant click delete ,i cant vote it unpopular and I cant close my eyes and live in a bubble pretending these things dont exist because everyday when I look at my sweet ,strong baby daughter it gives me the strength to press on and fight for awareness .

 

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MamaJ...
Jun. 3, 2008 at 4:04 PM Very well spoken...though I also can't see how people would be put off by advocacy posts.  I guess some people would rather stick heir heads in the sand than learn about something they have not experienced.

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erfrye
Jun. 3, 2008 at 4:54 PM Great post Mindy!  Way to go!

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cpmom610
Jun. 3, 2008 at 5:26 PM good post mindy

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passi...
Jun. 3, 2008 at 5:41 PM your little girl is beautiful and she will be blessed if she inherits half the strength it sounds like her mama has. 

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tyra618
Jun. 3, 2008 at 6:52 PM

Great post. thanks for posting it. 

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evy500
Jun. 3, 2008 at 8:31 PM Boy is she beautiful! Ignore the jerks...

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Holdt...
Jun. 3, 2008 at 11:02 PM LOVE IT! Well said!

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tornado1
Jun. 4, 2008 at 6:49 AM

i agree, everyone's always "sympothedic, but until they walk to walk and can empathize, no need for their advice, as i've usually already thought of whatever their about to say.  i hate to hear, "boy, i know what you're going through" and they don't, or another greaat one: "if i were you" yeah, ok, what would you do?  ( i.e., them) but how do you say that to someone who "thinks" they're helping?

i've been told its time for a nursing home, "and that would make your (me) life so much more easier.... ya, think?  do the math, is what im thinking.  How would putting my great son in a nursing home make my life easier, would'nt a normal person with a heart/conceinence make them feel worse which in turn would make their iives much more harder?  i do.  Man o man somwtimes i feel that if these people would just come spend 1 full day, start to finish with me, i'd ssy, now tell me what you "think"!

sorry, but ya got me going again!

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Dnjbowen
Jun. 4, 2008 at 10:07 AM

Great post very very true

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auror...
Jun. 4, 2008 at 10:24 AM

YAY!! What a great post.

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