Sunday, September 26, 2010

Special Children

Or, aren't they all special??? 

A friend of mine, Jette Sorensen, challenged me to post the following paragraph, and leave it up for one hour, on Facebook. Heck, I'll put it up and leave it forever on my blog. It bears repeating often, and reading frequently:
Children with special needs don't have an illness, so there is no cure and it's not contagious. They want what we all want, to be accepted. Most of you probably won't copy and paste this. Could you do it and leave it on your status for at least one hour? It's Special Education week and in honor of all the kids who need a little extra help and understanding every week, not just Special Education week.
 I also honor all those dedicated teachers who have devoted their lives to teaching these special need children. It takes a special kind of person to choose this road, which is often difficult and emotionaly taxing. Yet they never give up and they do it with grace and compassion!  Thank you!
BTW, my visit with my sister Gail who just retired from teaching was wonderful but way too short. Thanks, Gail, and come back soon!


  1. And our friend, Jodi Goldberg Fink challenged me to post the paragraph.

    It is a good thin it is making its rounds, and I have no intention of taking it down - ever.

    I absolutely love that you expanded it to include all children and teachers - and, to expand on that - aren't we all teachers in one little way or another - My favorite quotation is: "We never touch people so lightly that we do not leave a trace" by Peggy Tabor Millin quote in the book 'Choosing Civility'