I just stood there. Biting my lip. Maybe I should have said something. I doubt it would do any good though.
My mind just went to my family and the countless birthmarks we face. The tumors. I have never once considered them "ugly" or "Hideous"...And would NEVER point them out, and shame my child, like this woman did.
To me, despite the tumors, the birthmarks, I am a work of God. I am not a mistake...nor are my children.
I was thinking, as I was listening to this woman go on and on about how her daughter would "Never be taken seriously", with this mark on her face... How she would handle a diagnosis of Neurofibromatosis.
When I came home and told my hubby about this, his reply was awesomely true. "You handle, what you are given". To that mother, her child's birthmark was ugly. (Even though I disagree totally with how she handle it...it was HER truth)
I live in MY truth, that MY children are beautiful. Birth Marks, Tumors, Deafness, Scoliosis...whatever NF brings. My job isn't to change people, and how they look at themselves....My job is to set an example, with MY TRUTH and hope that it helps people use what they already have, to change themselves.