I had a phone call the other day with a mother of a child with special needs. I could tell by the beginning of the call that I needed to take a minute to listen to this mom as she shared her stories with me. I literally sat in my car in the gym parking lot for an hour and a half and listened as she shared her stories. As we spoke I searched my words to find the ones that would continue to provide hope and a promise that the world would change and that society would be more loving and accepting of her child. As we spoke, she began telling me with a shaky voice and I am convinced with tears in her eyes, that she would not have chosen what her situation is. She then began to thank me profoundly for waking up every morning and choosing to do what I do with The Golden Soldiers and Special Needs Communities and then she asked me why? This is always a difficult questions for me to answer, but I shared with her in a lot more detail than I have with others as I could tell she needed to know more than that I just thought it was the right thing to do. After hearing the whole story she told me I should share it and maybe sometime soon I will if I can find the words to type in a story or blog.
For now I will just share this picture from our last event. There is so much more to this photo than what you might be able to see, but I will leave you with this.
If you ever have some random idea which you believe could provide hope and love for someone else, then you can’t go wrong and regardless of what anyone else says don’t give up on that idea until you’ve accomplished it. If you are doing something out of love you will not lose, love never fails.
December 7, 2015 – Written by: Lindsey Turner, Founder of Special Needs Communities