Monday, March 8, 2010

Vent time...

So this may seem random, but this is EXACTLY what MY blog is for. For me to vent and say the things I am feeling and need/want to say. I follow a few other blogs everyday, and I have learned some things that I will and will not do as far as blogging. I will NEVER say something negative on someones blog...because it is THEIR blog. But I will say what I want to say on MY blog...about something I read on someones blog! How's that?! LOL. Anyway, another blog that I follow ever day is a Down Syndrome blog. The topic of conversation right now is Early Intervention programs. We love ours! And from reading what a few other people had to say about theirs...for good reason. We are working with great people and have been able to get Jake pretty much as much therapy as we wanted, from birth. Unfortunately, that is not the case for others in different states. I felt heart broken for one mom who was told her child wasn't ready for speech therapy at 18 months (I think it was 18 months). And I told her to keep looking and gave her words of encouragement...positive words. Then someone else posted about their EI, and did not have real good things to say about it. Which is fine, that is what the topic is about, and that is what the blogger wants to know from her followers. The blogger also asked what our pros and cons are about our EI program. I said the pros are endless (because they are) and I could see no cons, because what con is there for any kind of extra help outside of our daily lives...right? I will take all the help I can get for Jake, because I want everything for him. I don't ever want to look back and feel like I should have done more and I could have done more. Anyway, the person I was just talking about went on to say what her pro was (I don't even remember because I'm so taken back by her con), and her con was (word for word) "
The cons are the constant interruptions to the flow of our family life." I had to put that word for word because I wanted to see if I am just tire and being overly sensitive about this comment, or if that really is just selfish. Please be honest and tell me...I need to know. HOW can anything that has to do with getting a child with special needs improvements in their life be considered a "interruption"? I don't get it. Ya it's work, but what isn't? Does this person consider the things she has to do for her other children (if she has any, I don't know because I don't know her) a "constant interruption? Grrr...momma bears fur is standing up right about now. I was about to make a comment on the other blog and remembered that it is not my place to make those kinds of comments..ON SOMEONES BLOG. But it is VERY ok to do so on mine! And you are very welcome to make any kind of comment on my blog that you would like...because if I don't like what you have to say, I'll delete it! LOL! Just kidding. I won't, but I may not respond back! Good night friends!

6 comments:

Carrie said...

Friend! I'm so upset about 'that comment' I don't even know what to say!!! I guess...good for her that she feels confident enough to speak/write her feelings, but she needs therapy STAT!
On a side note...I'm so proud of you and what you've done with Jakey! You are a beautiful human being and a cherished friend! Love ya!

roweboat said...

Yep, thats gripe worthy, and very sad. Seems to me she hasn't accepted this path her life has taken. One could either accept it, embrace it, and move on, or let it be a constant interuption, I suppose.

roweboat said...

Oh ya, forgot to add, these pictures rock!

NICOLE said...

You are not just tired or overly sensitive. Wow...I can't believe a mom would say that about their own child. Like you said, wouldn't you want the best? I think you're amazing for all that you do for your little Jake and for the attitude you have about it. Maybe something passive/aggressive on her blog.... :)

Josette said...

That is terrible...I would love the interruptions to the flow of our family life. And at the time we received services I was thankful to have them and would change our entire schedule just so Jaden could go to his therapies. Now that hes 7 our insurance wont cover him to go and he receives some therapy at school and Im so thankful for it. It sounds like this women isnt happy with the hand shes been given and needs to get a grip and deal. Shes lucky she has these services available to her cuz alot of people dont.

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