I have been so disheartened as I watch the rest of the kids, good kids, laugh at what he says. There are days when my heart hurts so badly as I think of Colin and the things he might face in his future because of his challenges.
I know that I will never be able to protect Colin completely from the hurtful things that people say and do.
But, what I CAN do, is continue to love Colin, support him and cheer him on. I have faith that Chris and I will raise a family that will be there for each other through the good days and bad. I have faith that our friends and family will continue to show Colin and Kailey how special they are so that if they do face these challenges, they will be confident in themselves.
What I want to tell Colin and Kailey?
Just have a little faith in me. We may not be able to protect you and shield you from everything, but we will always love you. Your friends and family will always love you. So, even when people say mean and hurtful things, you will always know that what they say doesn't matter.