Today I’m thankful that people are rallying to wear blue tomorrow for the first ever officially unofficial Wear Blue for Undiagnosed Children Day. The Purple Day website explains that the color purple represents isolation that many people with disabilities experience. The idea is to send the message that they are not alone.
I instantly feel supported and known when talking to other parents who have children with disabilities. There’s such comfort and strength in that. Being an introvert, I also feel that intimacy with those few who know me well. Wearing Blue Day is not about me, rather it’s about sending a message. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve had people say to me, “Well, there must be some reason. I’m sure another doctor could tell you why.” Of course there’s a reason. Aidan was born this way, knit together in me with great love and purpose. There’s a reason, just not a name.
I’m grateful I’m not alone on this journey. Please be ready to share your stories with me. Who else is in?