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One of my Facebook friends made this comment the other day.  I found it to be short, sweet, profound, and to the point!

Just had a "special needs" child come into the library and give me a hug and tell me he loves me. He was so openly loving and friendly it made me wonder, "Is he the one who is handicapped, or am I?"



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18 comments:

  1. This is so profound! I think we can be handicapped in this case because we take things for granted and simple things like being kind to each other gets lost in the hassles of the day. Lovely thought, Becky! Visiting from VB!

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  2. I love how disarming "handicapped" people can be. It always astonishes me how a fragile mind or body holds up a mirror to expose my fragile heart.

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  3. That gave me chills! It says so much in so little. Very profound!

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  4. One of my dearest friends has a 14-year old boy with cerebral palsy. He doesn't talk much (signs a lot), but he is the most loving boy I've ever met. Sometimes it takes a part of the brain being "diseased" and not ideally functioning to take us back to the roots of the simple things - loving each other. What a fantastic thought.

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  5. Awww, that's so sweet. Love the pic, too :)
    Have a great day,
    Barbara

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  6. I needed to read this today!

    My newest nephew has Trisomy 18. Only 10% go on to live past a year old. The odds are so against him. He is truly a beautiful baby.

    He's now 2 months old and plays under his bat mat.

    It hasn't been easy. My sister was partly our daycare provider. My husband has had to cut back his hours and my parents are helping us more. My other nephews get pushed aside. I was feeling very sorry for them! I took them out as much as I could before school started.

    Last Friday my sister started getting scans on her baby Emerson. He has 2 vessels (superior vena cavas) leading back to the heart instead of 1, a pallop on his adenoids, a foreign spot on his lungs, his muscles in his neck are so weak that he chokes on his tongue and he failed his hearing test. My heart just melt. So many people are thinking of him.

    My sister is investing so much love and time for him. She hardly puts him down. She tries everything to get him to breastfeed. I hope he gets stronger. I hope he isn't suffering as much as we think he could be.

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  7. What a very sweet post. You post the greatest things Becky Jane!

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  8. Pure love and pure affection is what that child has. We can all take a lesson from them and remember that we are supposed to love our neighbors.

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  9. All your comments have touched my heart. I realize now that there are so many of you who recognize these special spirits that come among us and teach us eternal truths! Thank you!

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  10. That is a lesson we can all learn from. The innocents of our children are the best lessons in life.

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  11. Oh my this is so true. My 16 yo autistic nephew grabs so much joy from life. I just want to grab his coattails and take a ride.

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  12. so sweet! and you have to take every blessing as it comes to you- some wise utah lady just told me that, LOL

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  13. I saw that. That was so awesome. Those special needs kids are the best. (I know. I have one.LOL)

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  14. SO pure, sweet and innocent. I love those moments in life.

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  15. Pure and sweet are the words for this post! So True also

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  17. How sweet. May God bless the child. At times, these children put we-the adults in shame, and we have to rethink whether they or we are adults. Don't they?

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  18. That comment just cut right to my core. Somewhere along the way we just lose that sense of openness and caring. I hope that my kids take a long time to become bitter and leery...

    Gina from vB
    www.totallyfullofit.com

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