Dear Margaret Cho,
I've never watched your comedy routines because they seem born out of sadness and anger and that doesn't appeal to me. Because we don't live in the US, we don't get the 24 news cycle of who said what and did what and so on and I don't miss that. But today a friend sent me a link where I read that you had said something along the lines of not wanting a baby at your age because you don't want a "retard."
And so, Margaret Cho, as the foster mother of a little boy that many people would consider a "retard" because of his Down Syndrome, I wish for you some things.
Most of all, may you be blessed. May you be blessed with a little boy that wakes up every day happy and enthusiastic to greet the day. May you be blessed with a little boy who waves goodbye and blows kisses from his crib when it's time to go to sleep at night. May you blessed with a little boy who sleep with his cute little but in the air. May you be blessed with a little boy who wears footie pajamas with dinosaurs on them.
May you be blessed with a little boy who can't walk alone at 2 and half because of some low muscle tone. May you be blessed to hold his hand as he practices walking. May you be blessed as you watch him speed crawl on the ground. May you be blessed as you bounce him on a ball to increase his muscle tone so that he will walk.
May you blessed as many people in our community are as we walk around and he waves and says hi to everyone. May you be blessed by a community of people who enthusiastically ask about your little boy and clap and cheer his every step.
May you be blessed by a little boy that likes to play tiger and put up his "claws" and roar. May you be blessed as he plays with his stuffed animals tenderly and wraps them in blankets and rocks them. May you be blessed as he sings and claps to music.
May you be blessed as he plays cars and trains and throws balls. May you be blessed as he screams his head off during a bath. May you be blessed as he throws food on the ground from his high chair. May you be blessed as he pulls your hair...hard.
May you be blessed by the sweetness that pours out of this little boy and the open heart of love that he has.
Maybe you be blessed as you look at this little boy at night and know how lucky you are to have him...for us just a few years until he goes to his forever family.
May you be blessed Margaret Cho and may you learn from this experience that words are never just words and that labels hurt and destroy. May you be blessed.