This week, our children’s hospital featured a post on their blog about things you can do to support a parent of a child with special needs. The post stimulated me to write about what I wish for for my birthday:
A wish list from the Mom, of kids with special needs
Does not include a teal blue box or collegiate-grade of tweeds
My dreamy gift tomorrow could cost nary a cent
A telephone, a short car-ride, and time with me is spent
A person with a weed-whacker who braves the overgrown
Who weeds the bed out front, and trims the flora sewn
Do you do laundry? Or could you play, be fun?
If you could sit & play a while, I could get some laundry done.
Can you pick up prescriptions? Almond milk? Vanilla for our cake?
If you brought meat & veggies o’er, I’d take the time to bake.
But you need not even venture out, to show me that you care
Reach out, e-mail, accept my child, remind me that you’re there.