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May 11, 2011

One Word


"People must think I'm retarded cuz blah blah blah"

Tonight, I was reading through some of my favorite blogs, leaving comments and reading comments and the above sentence struck me down.  I didn't realize how sensitive I that word.  I stopped.  I couldn't even remember what I wanted to write.  I was still stuck on that one word.

Why? Because sticks and stones may break my bones and words will never hurt me is the biggest lie ever. 

Words hurt...even if they weren't towards you or about you.

I wanted to be like "Oh no she didn't..." but I didn't go there.  It wasn't my blog and I don't like to start drama.  But, I think if I'm going to advocate for my daughter, I have to start somewhere. 

1 comment:

  1. Been there. People really don't think. I used to be one of those people and when I was about 22, a coworker called me on it. I was mortified. I had no idea how much I used that word and how offensive it was. And I even knew she had a son with DS. I just didn't think. But I sure did after that day. We are good friends now and I am so grateful that she cared enough about her son, and about me to confront me. God was using her that day to prepare me for the birth of my son which was 10 years away. He will use you too!



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