We’re special needs parents. I don’t think I’ve ever shared that in this space. I didn’t even realize that I hadn’t shared it until now. So please don’t think I’ve been holding out on you. 😉 It’s just so much a part of our everyday life that I didn’t really think much about it here.
Our Emma was diagnosed with mild Tourette Syndrome when she was in preschool. (She’s turning 8 in a few days.) We’ve been blessed with a fabulous pediatric neurologist who we see once a year. She was absolutely right when she said that Emma would probably grow out of it. We’ve had a front-row seat to watch her move from a daily struggle to a rare occurrence.
This weekend we got to spend some time with Jennifer Shaw. She spoke and shared some of her music at our Saturday night church service. She shared her story, including the trials and victories of her amazing special needs son. Then she prepared to share a new song that went with that part of her story. I had watched the YouTube video at home and cried through the whole thing. And tonight I did the same, right alongside my husband.
If you have a special needs child or love someone who has a special needs child, enjoy Jennifer’s song. It brings a fresh perspective to the challenges and joys.