We are the Stow Family and this is our story. Our lives are blessed by Love, Joy and Hope. Follow our sometimes interesting stories on loving our two boys, exploring parenthood, and celebrating a little extra - two parents, two boys and an extra chromosome!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Spread the word...

This is an initiative that is all about the impact we have on others simply by what we say. I have been guilty in the past of using the word... so I can say from experience that when I used the word it was never in a positive light. I never knew the impact that saying the word could have. Until now.

I am now aware of how using this word Hurts, Embarrasses & Divides. Take a moment to think of how this word is aimed at a part of our society, a group of individuals, who don't deserve it. The word causes pain. It bites. It sniggers and sneers.

There are over 175 million learning disabled people living on the planet. They are a part of our society. They are our sons, our daughters, our siblings, our neighbours. They offer up love, lessons and friendship - if you'd stop and notice.

Please think before you use it. Please spread the word to end the word.


Heather said...

Your son is beautiful.You all are beautiful .. in body and spirit and I thank you from the bottom of my heart for posting Zoey's button and keeping her near and dear in thought and prayer.Your little man is darling and my older girls would like to steal him!!!

Conrad, Megan and Our Precious Keaton said...

Absolutely well said! We love you Malakai!

Lianna said...

Hi Loren,
In honor of enjoying your blog so much I am passing along the Kreative Bloggers award. It has been posted on my site. Thank you so much for contributing to this wonderful community!

Anonymous said...

Perfect timing! An upcoming movie "Miss March" is using the r-word. Hollywood did it again :(