Our Journey

We decided to create a blog so we could share with family and friends about "our journey". Our son Noah is 4 years old and he is the constant light in our world. He was born with a rare genetic disorder called Rubinstein Taybi Syndrome.. Life has not always been easy but Noah has taught us how to be courageous. We are so proud of his accomplishments the past four years. He is beautiful, funny, courageous and strong. We feel so blessed God has chosen us to raise Noah.. We also hope that new parents receiving an RTS diagnosis will find comfort in our words. Nicholas is the perfect addition to our family. God has once again blessed us with a amazing, beautiful little boy. We are so comforted knowing that Noah now has a little brother. Life is beautiful having these two angels in our world.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Please Stop.....

If you are reading my blog and you use the word "retard" or "retarded" as slang please stop. I am posting about this, because lately it seems I hear that word used in a derogatory way every single day of my life. Yesterday on my way to get my hair done I was listening to t he radio when I heard "Let's get started, Let's get retarded". Then I was sitting in the chair getting my hair done when I heard another hair dresser making fun of a customer she said "Look Retard" as loud as she possibly could. This is a straight cut into my heart. When I hear the word used in that manner I can't describe the pain I feel.. People should think before they open their mouth. That hair dresser didn't know who was sitting around her. I am not hostile as I write this but I am saddened by the world at times. If you are one of those people who think it is ok to use that word as slang please think. You are breaking a mom's heart, a grandma's heart or a Aunt's heart. If you have a loved one in your life who does have mental retardation you understand me. I am not going to sit back and listen anymore. I will speak up. I will stand up for my son. I will not turn the other cheek on this one. I will not listen anymore. Once and for all stop the slang use of the word "retard".

8 comments:

Brandi said...

I hear you Kristi, I really do.

Terri H-E said...

We got your back.

Jessica mommy to Alex/ RTS said...

Got your back!

Angelica mom to JesusRTS said...

Amen to that!

Our Journey said...

WE'VE GOT YOUR BACK!!

Christine said...

Absolutely there with you on that one! I had a client at work last week who failed his road test and and I lost it when he called me "retarded" I can take a lot of crap but that's about the worst thing you can say to me. I took a strip off of him...
I'm standing up for my son and it feels good to do it!

Kerri H said...

It seems that word always sticks out to me loud and clear..more now than ever! We got your back to! (I always feel like I'm glaring at people when I hear them say that word) Got your back here too!!!!

marilynd65 said...

I DEFINITELY GOT YOUR BACK!!!!
Mom