Wednesday, March 31, 2010

The words we use

So I follow a lot of blogs now of mom's with kids that have Spina Bifida and I am so amazed at their strength and knowledge. This video is a CNN new's article from a women who was born with no fibula bones and is now a model, actress and sports athlete. 'You just don't look disabled'
She talks about the word DISABLED and what it means. What the dictionary says that it means.

This is from the blog where I found the video.


Part of Speech: adjective

Definition: incapacitated

Synonyms: broken-down, confined, decrepit, disarmed, handicapped, helpless, lame hurt,incapable, infirm, laid-up, maimed, out-of-action, out-of-commission, paralyzed,powerless, run-down, sidelined, stalled, weakened, worn-out, wounded, wrecked

Antonyms: able, healthy

I have a request from all my family and friends that when you met Charlotte for the first time and down the road, that you won't feel sorry for her or my family or think of her as being disabled. Matthew and I are set on giving her the best opportunities we can and helping her know that she can do anything she sets her mind to. She will be strong, healthy, fully capable of life and living well! She will not be any of those synonyms above. She will be first and for most a Daughter of our Heavenly Father, and to take from a previous post I made I am totally Confident in her Creation! Our Heavenly Father wouldn't send us someone that was disabled by these terms. He sent us His child to love and to care for. And we WILL!!!!


Rob, Michelle and Luke Greer said...

Charlotte is blessed to have parents like you and Matt. I know she will be one of the biggest blessings in your life too.

About Us said...

I believe every child is perfect, it's hard to think otherwise! You guys are great parents and Heavenly Father sent her your way, knowing you would give her the life she deserves. Proud of you guys, being away from home and Katherine is hard I'm sure. You guys are amazing! Blessings will be headed your way...

heather said...

heather, I was talking to rachel and had to check out your blog. i loved that cnn link about the model. it's so great that there are people like her and you that are educating the ignorant world. you are amazing girl. i pray all goes well. can't wait to see your sweet baby girl! how exciting!

proud parents said...

Which is why my feathers get a little ruffled when I tell people about my child, and they say, "Oh, I'm sorry." I'm not! What's there to be sorry about? She's a glorious child!
We also don't condone the use of the "r" word in any context except for it's original medical use.