What it means to be loved.

Not that many people know but I have an amazing brother with special needs.  After reading about the Houston waiter serving the family with a child with down syndrome , I had to speak up.

As a sister, it is hard to imagine the life my brother has lived but I’ve been able to see the blessings that he has achieved in his so many years of life.

My brother has difficulty speaking his opinions or ideas across because of his special needs but he is able to rejoice in who His Creator is.  That is one of the most amazing things that have brought my parents joy over these years.  Especially when my brother had to have surgery at a young age and again, in the past few years to help him physically.   Those moments of heartache and worry were eased by my brother’s joy of loving the Lord and being a unique individual.

And unique my brother is, since he loves building things out of wood or having designs for things to build with his sisters for our parents.

Which is why I am a part of NASET and several other organizations that are involved in the special needs community.  I am still involved in the special needs community because it has had an impact on my life through my brother.

My brother knows what it means to be loved by those around him even with his differences and we know what it means to be loved by a blessing in disguise through him.

The Lord said to him, “Who has made man’s mouth? Or who makes him mute or deaf, or seeing or blind? Is it not I, the Lord?

Exodus 4:11 (NASB)

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