Tim Schmidt

Why I call it “Speaking Amy”…

I tend to take phrases or sayings that I often hear, or should I say, mis-hear, and try to re-use them in my own conversations. Usually this turns out to be amusing to others and only those very close to me know exactly what I am trying to say.

For example: my mom always says to me “let me give you a little tid-bit of advice”. Well, for years I have, apparently, been hearing it incorrectly. Once I figured it out, I wrote this using that phrase:

You say “Tid Bit”, I say “Tim Schmidt”

You say Tomato, I say Tomatoe

You say “Whatever”, I say “See you later…

You might not see me – I am invisible. Coming out of Room 112.

Now I am on stage, smiling and saying “ This is the Best Damn Day of my life!!”

Graduation.

Now I go to work, I smirk, because I am in charge ( of me) and proud of the new crowd that I am meeting. Not demanding, not giving up on things .

Don’t feel bad or sorry for me. You should feel proud of me. Proud like me.

People called me retarded in the past. They said I would never accomplish much.

I am on that stage with a HUGE smile. With an IEP Diploma. They said I couldn’t go to college –

I was trapped in Special Ed.; stuck in the “looking glass”. Depressed.

#invisibledisabilities #specialeducation #deletion22 #digeorgesyndrome

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Hi, my name is Amy. Join me on my adventures as a daughter, sister, friend, student, teenager, and individual with Deletion 22 (DiGeorge Syndrome)

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