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Dear Parent by Nancy Malcolm



Dear Parent of a Child With Special Needs,

I know you don’t know me or even see me, but I’m sending up prayers for you.  My heart is full of loving thoughts for you and blessings on your life.

I see you almost everywhere.  You push your adult child’s wheelchair down the aisle at Church.  Both of you singing, perhaps a tune I’ll never know.

I see you at the grocery store.  Your patience is palatable as you both stand looking at the enormous rows of cereal, looking for that ‘just right’ choice.  I see your child’s eyes light up, when you find it.

I see you in restaurants, patiently explaining the menu.  I see you crossing the streets; sitting in the park.  I am in awe of your bravery and courage and determination.  You are a warrior and an angel all rolled into one.

I see your eyes looking tenderly, your hands holding tightly, your face sometimes tired or worried.  But, most of all,  I see your spirit.  Your spirit says, “Yes, I am up for the challenge, and I am grateful for my blessing, who I love with all my heart.”

I see you, dear parent, I see you.
Blessings always.



I am a photographer, writer, mother, grandmother, wife, retired educator, friend, aunt, sister, and believer. I am a motherless daughter.

5 thoughts on “Dear Parent by Nancy Malcolm

  1. Your empathy for others is amazing! Such loving words about how others show love. Keep spreading your words of encouragement. The world really needs voices like yours.


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