Why Wear Blue?
I’ll admit, I sorta made up Blue Day last year because it felt like everyone else had their color and their awareness month and even their own cool logos. I felt left out and in my very own pity party decided to start a fake day to recognize undiagnosed children.
But here’s the truth…
when Aidan was 6 years old he lost services, not in school but with the state. And by lost, yes, I mean, someone came to our house to work with Aidan and then they no longer could. He had aged out of the diagnosis of Developmental Delay. You, my brilliant readers, will see the irony in that. Too old to be delayed? Hmmm… I think they call that left behind, ignored, forgotten.
I’m not having that for my son.
That situation put me in the uncomfortable place where I had to play the name game. I felt a little dirty because it really is a game and I felt very frustrated when I was judged harshly by other parents.
So this is why I will wear blue tomorrow : to say that words are power, labels shouldn’t limit, and to make the statement that no child should be left behind…for real.
Oh, and this is also why I’ll wear blue: