Do not try and tell me what my child will be, how long he will be with us.
Do not tell me how I should feel or pretend you know more than I do about his struggles.
Do not downplay his condition or ignore his amazing strength to overcome.
Do not treat my child with less respect or kindness than he deserves.
Do not judge him for his imperfection.
Do not cause my child unhappiness in order to put yourself forward in this world.
Do not mess with this Mama Bear, I have claws and gnashing teeth and most importantly I have a love you will never understand.
Do not underestimate him, or me.
Live your life full of love and compassion.
Live a life of doing rather than do not.
Live your life like my child and you will be happier.
Do not let your life pass you by without appreciating beautiful imperfection.
Mother Roar is my take on parenting. Parenting your oldest to the baby. Parenting your brilliant to the learning disabled child. Parenting your perfectly imperfect children. Mother Roar is the strong protective drive we parents have to defend and love our children and all the challenges wrapped up in the journey. I hope you come by every Thursday (ok, it hasn’t been every Thursday… it’s been whenever I can get my act together) and read about what is on my mind.