A young mother has made a touching video about the love of her life: her son. In the clip originally posted on GodTube, Lacey Buchanan displays a series of flashcards that tell her experience in dealing with stares, snide remarks and questions about her son's looks.
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Meet Hawa Abdi. A woman who has never raised her fist in anger against another human being, but also one who could perform three C-sections on dirt-poor women, wash her hands, then go straight outside, stare down an army of gun-toting hardcore fanatical Somali militiamen, and with four words send them running for their lives on a light-speed rainbow of shame and self-loathing without even blinking. A woman once appropriately described once as “one part Mother Teresa, one part Rambo.”
'If you don't want to get salty tears in your morning coffee, you might want to put down the mug while you watch this video. Young Cole gets two amazing surprises for his birthday: First, Captain America shows up at his front door. Then Captain America turns out to be Cole's dad, home from Afghanistan. Go ahead, grab a tissue.' (via io9)
A Life Defined Not By Disability, But Love by NPR: Bonnie Brown who is intellectually disabled raised her daughter Myra as a single parent. Brown tells her daughter,"I am really thankful because you understand me, and you love me, and you accept me. And ... thank you for that. Myra says "I don't know, you kind of make it seem like I tolerate you — I love you. You're a good parent, and just because you're disabled doesn't mean that you do anything less for me." Listen to the story. #Love
"i know it is hard for you young mothers to believe that almost before you can turn around the children will be gone and you will be alone with your husband. you had better be sure you are developing the kind of love and friendship that will be delightful and enduring. let the children learn from your attitude that he is important. encourage him. be kind. it is a rough world, and he, like everyone else, is fighting to survive. be cheerful. don't be a whiner." [marjorie pay hinckley]