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.