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Happy Birthday Colin
Facebook ^ | Feb 2, 2014 | Colin's Mom

Posted on 02/11/2014 6:07:46 PM PST by UMCRevMom@aol.com

I am Colin's mom, I created this page for my amazing, wonderful, challenging son who is about to turn 11 on March 9th. Because of Colin's disabilities, social skills are not easy for him, and he often acts out in school, and the other kids don't like him. So when I asked him if he wanted a party for his birthday, he said there wasn't a point because he has no friends. He eats lunch alone in the office everyday because no one will let him sit with them, and rather than force someone to be unhappy with his presence, he sits alone in the office. So I thought, if I could create a page where people could send him positive thoughts and encouraging words, that would be better than any birthday party. Please join me in making my very original son feel special on his day.


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Local News; Society; Word For The Day
KEYWORDS: birthdaywishes
Freepers, Please take time to share a kind word :)
1 posted on 02/11/2014 6:07:46 PM PST by UMCRevMom@aol.com
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To: UMCRevMom@aol.com

Happy Birthday young man.. you are an amazing young guy...


2 posted on 02/11/2014 6:11:59 PM PST by JoanneSD
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To: JoanneSD
hang in there Colin....kids at your age can be cruel....in a few years though, as you go thru High School and beyond, people do get better, more social, less petty and shallow like we are when we're young....

just hang on..because things will get better....

3 posted on 02/11/2014 6:15:23 PM PST by cherry (.in the time of universal deceit, telling the truth is revolutionary.....)
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To: UMCRevMom@aol.com

Beautiful idea for such a really cool kid!!

Birthday blessings to this sweetheart :-)
Many happy returns.


4 posted on 02/11/2014 6:19:58 PM PST by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: UMCRevMom@aol.com
At first glance, it looked like your name said USMC... So I was going to say Semper Fi and Oorah. So I'll say it anyway.

I had a lot of problems growing up. Colin, you'll be amazed by how many friends you do have.

5 posted on 02/11/2014 6:22:12 PM PST by real saxophonist (Rock, Paper, Scissors, GUN! I win.)
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To: UMCRevMom@aol.com

There was a girl in our class who had a cleft palate. She could not speak clearly. A lot of the kids made fun of her tho I don’t think they were so bad as to do so to her face.

I was not one who made fun of her but I would give anything to go back and defend her and be nice to her. Unfortunately that is impossible.

Our teacher once called all the boys into a meeting and let us have it for the way we behaved. That did help a lot and I am glad she did.


6 posted on 02/11/2014 6:27:42 PM PST by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: UMCRevMom@aol.com

As the proud Father of two little guys who both have disabilities..
I’m not attempting to tell you how to be a parent here. Just so that is clear.
But.....
Homeschooling.
It’s tough. It’s a sacrifice. It’s also rewarding.
It’s the best choice I have ever made for my Sons.

God bless you for caring.


7 posted on 02/11/2014 6:28:30 PM PST by RandallFlagg ("I said I never had much use for one. Never said I didn't know how to use it." --Quigley)
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To: UMCRevMom@aol.com
Well, Colin, I don't know you, but I'll bet there are a lot of amazing things about you that the world can't see right now. And that can hurt. But what's important is that YOU see them. And you treasure them. And you nurture them until the time comes when the world CAN see them.

In the meantime, don't lose sight of them yourself.

8 posted on 02/11/2014 6:30:08 PM PST by IronJack
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To: UMCRevMom@aol.com

Sounds like Colin is now getting a lot of positive attention for his birthday, too bad we don’t know what school he attends so that administrators could be reminded to show a little leadership and educate the students regarding Colin’s condition and urge them to behave in an understanding way.


9 posted on 02/11/2014 6:40:49 PM PST by concentric circles
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To: UMCRevMom@aol.com

Happy Birthday Colin from me and my dog , Zevi!

Zevi wanted me to tell you that ...sometimes its way more fun and comfortable to hang out with pupsters than people!
They can understand and don’t get all caught up in “acting “ so cool...Cause they know deep down inside they ARE cool ! She also said to let you know that pupsters can always sense who their real friends are.

School can be tough...but when you do find some special friends, THEY will know they are so lucky to have a good friend like YOU!


10 posted on 02/11/2014 6:46:44 PM PST by Recovering Ex-hippie
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To: UMCRevMom@aol.com

Happy Birthday, Colin! Some people have disabilities on the outside, and some on the inside. But we all have them in one way or another. You have an amazing Mom and you will go far!


11 posted on 02/11/2014 6:48:43 PM PST by whinecountry (Semper Ubi Sub Ubi)
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To: UMCRevMom@aol.com

Happy Birthday Colin!

Your very special mom reached out to some very special people to wish a very special boy a Happy Birthday.

May you always know that you are loved and cherished.


12 posted on 02/11/2014 7:01:11 PM PST by jp3 (BABIES, GUNS & JESUS...HOT DAMN!!)
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To: UMCRevMom@aol.com

Happy birthday,Colin.

I have a grandson named Colin.

It’s a great name.

.


13 posted on 02/11/2014 7:04:35 PM PST by Mears
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To: UMCRevMom@aol.com
Happy Birthday Colin!

Put your faith in the LORD and know that you will have a friend that will never leave you nor forsake you - neither in this sin-cursed world nor through eternity.

Trials may come your way, but know that His angels keep watch over His children - and trials that may come your way are for good purposes (He knows them, and we trust in Him).

14 posted on 02/11/2014 7:10:55 PM PST by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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To: El Cid

Great post, and good advice. I hope it somehow makes it to Colin’s mom, and others like her.


15 posted on 02/11/2014 7:22:24 PM PST by Leaning Right (Why am I holding this lantern? I am looking for the next Reagan.)
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To: RandallFlagg
You and I spoke about this very thing earlier today, and I couldn't agree more.

Hey Colin - My birthday's March 19th, not too far from yours.

16 posted on 02/11/2014 7:44:18 PM PST by real saxophonist (Rock, Paper, Scissors, GUN! I win.)
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To: real saxophonist
Hey Colin - My birthday's March 19th, not too far from yours.

Heh! Mine's March 24th.
I share a Birthday with R. Lee Ermey, Steve McQueen and Harry Houdini. AND, it's smack dab in between William Shatner's and Leonard Nimoy's.

AAAAND......

It was the date of the birth of Christ's second coming in the third Omen movie: "The Final Conflict".
*checking my hands and feet for holes, pointy ears and over-emotional dramatization........while driving sexy cars in handcuffs and yelling at short Texans in Boot Camp*

;-)
17 posted on 02/11/2014 7:54:46 PM PST by RandallFlagg ("I said I never had much use for one. Never said I didn't know how to use it." --Quigley)
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To: RandallFlagg

Lucky you. I have Bruce Willis and Glenn Close.


18 posted on 02/11/2014 8:00:28 PM PST by real saxophonist (Rock, Paper, Scissors, GUN! I win.)
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To: UMCRevMom@aol.com

The best thing I could say to Colin and his mom is to get the heck away from the internet toilet called ‘Facebook’ and for your own good stay away.


19 posted on 02/11/2014 8:01:46 PM PST by Bullish (America should yank Obama like a rotten tooth before he poisons the entire body)
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To: UMCRevMom@aol.com

Happy Birthday to you, and many, many more!

You’ll find in life that it’s better to have friends that understand you (and it WILL happen) than to have fake friends (which can be everywhere). Hang in there Dude, it gets better.


20 posted on 02/11/2014 8:08:19 PM PST by Shadowstrike (Be polite, Be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet.)
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To: UMCRevMom@aol.com

Happy Birthday! I hope your day with your family is great!


21 posted on 02/11/2014 8:28:36 PM PST by Jaxmum
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To: UMCRevMom@aol.com

Happy belated birthday to Colin.


22 posted on 02/11/2014 11:32:41 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: UMCRevMom@aol.com

From the Bluegrass State - Happy belated Birthday, big guy! :-)


23 posted on 02/12/2014 4:56:28 AM PST by ItsOurTimeNow ("Scheming demons dressed in kingly guise, beating down the multitudes and scoffing at the wise.")
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To: UMCRevMom@aol.com

Happy Birthday, Colin, from your many new friends in California!


24 posted on 02/12/2014 5:01:41 AM PST by glennaro
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To: UMCRevMom@aol.com

Colin, more people like you than you know. The ones that are mean to you are just acting like pack animals, and you are better. You’ll see!


25 posted on 02/12/2014 1:37:25 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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