I am a home care nurse and have had the opportunity this past year to work closely with many people with special needs. I hold a special place in my heart for each of them and I’m grateful for all they’ve taught me.
I love this video about a Mormon mother from Texas taking about the joys and struggles of raising two children with special needs.
I work with a particular woman several times a week who screams with excitement every time I walk through the door – making me feel so special. She is quick to forgive and forget. Her smile lights up the room. She loves unconditionally and always gives sincere compliments. Although she is constrained to a wheelchair and now is only able to receive nutrition through a tube in her stomach, she doesn’t let it get her down. She has taught me patience and acceptance. She just melts my heart. I love her.
Some times I think, if we could all have a heart of gold like those with special needs, this world would be such a better place.