"She Is Their Best Friend" by Gina St. Aubin – Friendships: Struggles, Humor, Triumphs and Angels Series

She is their best friend.

I see it in their faces, hear it in their play, watch it in the way they fight over the smallest piece of junk, determined that their need to treasure this particular item is deeper than the other. Then, just as easily, one gives in. One notices the tears of the other. One cares, changes priorities and ‘makes it right’. It doesn’t matter which. For this piece of maturity, this piece of learning of life, they take turns.

I see the parade. The follow the leader, one after the other. Without clothing, rounding corners, in a line, little dances with arms swinging, rambling of words put together for the sheer pleasure of the momentum from their lips. Laughing. Giggles. What comes next?

Games played. Imaginations shared. (Read more of 5 Minutes for Special Needs where I’m posting today—->)

(Photo By: Elstudio / Flickr)

Gina St. Aubin
Gina St. Aubin is a former Victim’s Advocate who now advocates for those with intellectual and physical challenges. Her eldest son is diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy, Autism, Sensory Processing Disorder, Electrical Status Epilepticus during Sleep / Landau-Kleffner Syndrome (a rare epileptic disorder causing verbal aphasia) and Developmental Delays. In June, 2012, her son also underwent a successful hemispherectomy. Gina is the editor, author and owner of Special Happens, serves as a member of the Board of Directors for the SPD Foundation, and resides in Colorado where she is a mother of 3, wife, blogger, writer and special needs advocate. You can reach Gina through various Special Happens connections on Facebook and Twitter, or email her directly.
Gina St. Aubin
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