"To bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair." Isaiah 61:3

The Burckhard Family

The Burckhard Family

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Stop the "R" Word

When I am out in public, I so often hear people say "that's so retarded" or "I'm such a retard." I am pledging to spread the word to help eliminate this "R" word being used in a derogatory manner. Let's make "respect" the new "R" word! Won't you?



  1. I can totally identify. I am tired of hearing people at my Christian school use that word. For people like me who love somebody with DS (my cousin) or any other special need, it is very offensive. I put one of those buttons on my blog too! You have a lovely family, and I hope your precious Bella gets to come home soon!

  2. Thanks, Rachel! That's great about putting it on your blog--you go girl!!!!

    God Bless, Paula

  3. Kassie -- TX cousinMarch 5, 2009 at 6:54 AM

    This is Kassie.
    All over my junior high, there are posters and people that are wearing buttons that say,
    "Erase the R word!" One of my friends has been writing it on the white board in his classes!
    We will spread the word here in Texas!! :-)

  4. Dear Kassie!

    You are such a cool girl! (and a great niece!) Thanks for standing up for what is right!!!

    Love you, Aunt Paula