Last month I took a leap of faith and decided to add a new segment to the blog for vitiligo awareness. I was overwhelmed by the support from my fellow bloggers and my awesome readers. Today I had planned to talk about how important sun safety is when you have vitiligo, but I wanted to switch gears after I started to notice something I was seeing in Morgan.
As the weeks pass by the weather has been getting warmer in our part of the country, but my daughter still insisted on wearing a sweater and leggings with her skirts to school. I didn’t really pay much attention to it until it got hot! So I finally asked her if she didn’t want anyone to see her beauty spots. At first she dismissed it and then said yes. I can’t even tell you all how much that hurt me inside. I’ve been trying to approach talking about her vitiligo with her delicately because I know she’s not comfortable when I ask her about it. I asked her if any of the kids said anything to her and she said yes but couldn’t remember.
As her mom I want to just put her in a little bubble and protect her from everything but I know that not realistic. Morgan is also pretty shy so it doesn’t help when other kids are asking her about it. And I can just see that look on her face like “why the heck are you talking to me kid I don’t know” haha! For now I can do my best to help her love the skin she’s in!
I’ve also met another young lady that blogs/vlogs about her vitiligo and she has given me so many tips and suggestions to help my daughter. I know that the hardest years will most likely be when she hits middle school age (ugh girls can be so cruel) but I know that having a good support system will also help a lot and she already knows she’s cute…LOL And from this picture (where she requested a different color polish on each nail) you can tell that she definitely has plenty of personality! <3