There are very few stories to tell that don't involve a number
of people, and the leading lady of my story is bowing out of the
limelight. 'Sarah Jane' as she now wishes to be known, has asked
that stories and pictures of her stay at home.
I am really proud of both of us at this point - what a strong
self-advocate my grown up daughter has become! How fantastic that
she is acting her age - I mean, what other young woman would want
Mum blogging about her. And I have listened… despite the world's
view of her capacity to make decisions, to talk of her 'mental age'
not her actual age - I have continued to believe in her.
Part of me wishes she had waited another month before coming to
her decision and I've been hanging on in case she changes her mind,
but like her mother she can dig her heels in and stand up for
I would love to share more of her story with the world to
counter the negative images of young disabled people we have seen
on TV this week. But maybe this says more… teenager tells her
mum to back off… teenager cringes with embarrassment at the idea of
people talking about her. Young and Powerful! Rock on Sarah
I'm signing off the regular blog for now, I think I'm in for
some wonderfully difficult years thanks to person centred thinking
and community connecting.
Keep up the good work folks.