If you have a child with special needs, you know what it means to find someone who gets them. You know what it means to find that one person who pursues them, does whatever it takes to make them smile, and gives of themselves again and again without expecting a thing in return. This is our second summer with Jilly's one on one counselor friend "T" at Gull Lake Ministries. In fact, she gave Jilly a picture of the two of them last summer and we have kept it by Jilly's bed all year long.
When I told her she would see her friend "T" again before leaving on vacation, she signed fun. I cried when we said goodbye this year to our friend "T" because words can't express what this special young woman means to this momma.
She means less anxiety, more independence, equal access to programs, and much, much more fun for my special, special six year old treasure.
She means security, trust, taking on new experiences, and meeting each challenge with confidence.
She means a physical picture of Jesus' love and care for my daughter.
What an incredible, special young lady who would beg to be one on one with my daughter for a second summer. What a wonderfully, special young woman, who would step up to learn her signs, change her diapers, and work her through her difficult times. God has certainly raised up so many along our way to help us care for our children, and our friend "T" is dear, dear to our hearts. Thank you for making our week at GLM so very special! You were a huge blessing "T".