I recently shared that C thought he was on the naughty list due to autism-related behavior. Some thoughtful family members were moved to send him letters from Santa. The gesture moved me to tears as I anticipated how important these letters would be to C. As we opened and read each letter, he smiled with pride as he heard Santa’s praise for his good behavior, hard work and latest accomplishments. I think my son’s fears of the naughty list have been replaced with excitement and joy for Christmas morning.
I really don’t know what we would do without our loving tribe of family, friends and professionals. It truly takes a village to raise a child with special needs. I can’t imagine life without our village.
Our family rallies to give us hope whenever we’re running low. They provide experiences for our kids that are important to them, even if a little out of the ordinary. They give Hubster and me a break when we need to recharge. Receiving letters from Santa is just a small example of the extraordinary love we receive from our village throughout the year.
Thank you to each and every member of our village – whether you’re involved in our daily lives, pray for our family from afar, or engage in our journey here, we are deeply thankful for you.