Might Seem Crazy What I'm bout to Say
From the time I was 12 on, my father would make me weigh myself before dinner. In front of my mom, my brother, food on the table. My father then would say " No one will love you ever ! Look at how fat you are." Today my very mentally ill son said, " If I was a drunk like you were, I would have blown my brains out years ago." My son's words were different but rang the same. Mental illness is not anyone's fault, but it is a huge responsibility. I shared the story on FB, was accused of exploiting my son and my father. Damn right. There isn't funding, no beds at hospitals, not enough money. Hear me loud and clear, I will do whatever. I will exploit "Lipstick Junkie Kindergarten teacher" that I am until mental illness gets the funding and the patients get the treatment they deserve. Sue Klebold is quoted in FFTT "When everything in your world is gone, your belief systems, self concepts-Your belief in yourself, your child, your family-there has to be a process of "Who Am I ? Is there a person there at all ? " I want to thank her, hold her hand. She is brave, ass-kicking brave....Hear me well..I have joined the revolution. I will overturn the Peace train of decent conversation, the attitude of eating shit politely with a knife and a fork. I have thought about the woman who sad I was exploiting my son; her daughter has autism. Isn't that ironic ?. We have funding in the state of Ohio now because teachers like myself, parents and care takers became an army. This notion of judging one another has to stop..I don't know another's journey, I can be empathetic, If it is a student, I can give guidance. I am of the mindset that if we all could take our problems and throw them in a pile, we would fight to get our own back.