I really needed this yesterday but I will always remember this from now on. Being a mom really brings out your inner fighter diba? It’s the strength that comes from we don’t know where but it just wells up when your cubs are in danger. I admit that I can be feisty but if it just affects me, I have a tendency to shoo away the trouble. When it comes to my own kids though, ibang usapan na yan. This is magnified most especially when your kid has special needs and people have been unkind. But I will always choose kindness no matter how hard it is at times. I will need to choose kindness if I want people to understand me and not fear me or worse shun me for being too brash with my opinions and advocacy. I have dealt with negative issues before about my kid (remember that group that shall not be named?) and I know this won’t be the last. The older folks at DSAPI who have older kids have handled negativity in such gentle and knowing ways. I do hope I could get to that place soon where I can look past the hurt and deal with the actions straight on. The older parents though still cry because the pain still stings and because at the end of the day, it’s still personal.
May we all choose kindness.