Steven and Me, 1980
Steven at Latitudes
My stepdad, Mom and Steven
Jessica I loved reading your thoughts, feelings and perspective about your brother Steven. It's clear you love him deeply, yet like all siblings it hasn't always been an easy road. I'm so glad you reached out because I love getting a siblings perspective on life with a special needs family member. First, your mom sounds like a rock star. I hope I can be as patient, strong and steadfast as your mother. Second, I admire your dedication to your brother as well. Perhaps there's never been any question as to who would take over his care when your Mom is gone, but I don't think that is something every sibling would take on. Thanks for your insights--so valuable for all us special needs parents. (Communicate! Check.) I love your final thoughts, There is so much good in this broken world; you just have to look for it.... Choose joy. Choose Love. Amen and amen. Thanks again Jessica, this was wonderful.
As always, if you or someone you know would like to participate in the special needs spotlight please email me, or have them email me directly, at thislittlemiggy at gmail dot com.
Have a great weekend!