March 25, 2014 – Annual Cerebral Palsy Awareness Day

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The great Bette Midler singing Wind Beneath My Wings

Today is CEREBRAL PALSY AWARENESS DAY. Most of my friends here on WordPress know I had a son who had spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy. He lived for 28 years and passed away December 22, 2006.

Today is special for so many reasons. Yes I miss my son very much. However, I use all my energy now to honor him and I no longer mourn for him. He is with me 24/7 in my heart and soul. He is the basis for everything I create, write and blog.

I have a poem hanging on my wall under Jason’s picture called “Heaven’s Special Child” and it was written many years ago by Edna Massimilla. This poem was my bible through the years when I needed some strength and understanding why he was given to me. It certainly was a challenge caring for him but at the same time I considered myself blessed that God chose me to take care of him. God is still guiding me, along with Jason’s help, to write Jason’s book, create inspiring art and support families today who are facing similar problems I did many years ago.

This is why I find this day to be very important. We need to spread awareness of cerebral palsy. The children and adults who are now inflicted with this condition need your help. I would love to help them with this blog and ask if you would, please re-blog and help me spread the word.

Thank You and May God Bless You!!
Jude

HEAVEN’S SPECIAL CHILD

A meeting was held quite far from Earth!
It’s time again for another birth.
Said the Angels to the Lord above
This Special Child will need much love.

His progress may be very slow,
Accomplishments he may not show.
And He’ll require extra care
From the folks he meets down there.

He may not run or laugh or play;
His thoughts may seem so far away.
In many ways he won’t adapt
And he’ll be known as handicapped.

So let’s be careful where he’s sent.
We want his life to be content.
Please Lord find the parents who
Will do a special job for you.

They will not realize right away
The leading role they’re asked to play.
But with this child sent from above
Comes’ stronger faith and richer love.

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