Sticks and Stones and Other Bogus

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  1. Kristen says:

    I like the old “God gave you this because he knew you can handle it”. NEWS FLASH: I can’t all the time! I put each different issue in a different pocket in my brain. The one that screams the most gets the attention. If I happen to do more than one I LOSE it!!! Like today when I brought Keira to the Neurologist who said we would do the 24-48 hour VEEG ASAP because of the new seizures and then when I get home my husband starts talking to me about us having No Type 1 D supplies for our 10 year old. Told him to deal with it because the Diabetes part of my brain was closed and I was already developing a migraine. I need to thank my inlaws and parents. Could not do this without them. (Diabetes issue is almost solved) Sorry for the rant.

    • Holy cow Kristen – say yes to drugs! That’s really more than anyone can handle and it really does take a village (and medication and denial and a breakdown here and there). Someone needs to get on the EEG bracelets STAT! Deep breaths….

  2. What an amazing pastor you have! I need one like that around here. There are so many things people say wrong. I try, like you, to give room for “well-intentioned comments” but they can still hurt. The awareness you offer helps minimize the misspoken words while offering a smile. The thought of Aidan and his ability to, “potentially run over little unsuspecting church babies” made me cringe and smile all at once. The freedom he has in the chair is such a wonderful gift! 🙂

    • Tara – your graceful reply to the pastor you encountered was way more than I could have handled. Thank-you for setting the bar high, because really, at the end of the day, if we don’t engage in dialogue we’re certain to get nowhere.

  3. Kristen says:

    Deep Breaths (and meds) and I can see straight again. The EEG bracelet fairy needs to work faster. Type 1 D supplies are in the house, but I still have that pit in my stomach about the seizures. (I know you know what that pit feels like) I can’t wait to go back into the denial phase again. 😉 Now about Aidan. He sounds like he is becoming quite the cheeky big boy now that he has that chair. Thank God you have that Pastor to keep him in check 😉 (aka blessing) I also have another blessing I thank all the time. My kids school nurse. She goes way above and beyond all the time. SO SO lucky to have her because she knows I can’t handle it on my own.

  4. I love this. You are so right – our words, big and small – do matter. We rarely stop to think about how ordinary conversation can impact a person. I doubt your pastor thought and planned for that phrase to come from his mouth, but that it was his natural phrasing says a lot about his character.

    My daughter has a dear friend with autism, and early in their relationship I told her that I appreciated her being kind and a good friend to him. She looked at me funny and said ‘I’m not his friend to be *nice* to him, I just love him.’ I’ve thought about that for years. She *just* *loves* *him*. We could all use a little more of that in our lives.

  5. Steve Martin says:

    Some preachers are just plain ignoramuses when it comes to what is in that Book.

  6. sheridacon says:

    Love this! Thank you sharing the link with me, Heather!

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