4.13.2010

A Tribute to Chloe'sTherapists

I got a call today from the manager of the clinic where I take Chloe for physical and occupational therapy. She asked if I would write something about my experience with the therapists who work with Chloe that they could use in a newsletter. I happily obliged. Here's what I wrote....

I believe it is a profound privilege to be the parent of a child with special needs. One of the unique privileges of this calling is being able to associate with my child’s therapists. My experience with them has been nothing but positive. They give my daughter unconditional acceptance. Because they sincerely care for her, they are optimistic about what she can do rather than focusing on her limitations. They seek solutions rather than focus on problems. What I’m sure they don’t realize is that as much as they help my daughter, I believe they actually help me more. They teach me that there are good people in the world who dedicate their lives to doing good for others. As I sit watching them, I am filled with hope and that is the greatest gift possible for a person in my situation.

5 comments:

Devon said...

Beautiful. I feel the same way about Dakin's therapists: I love that they look for his abilities instead of the disabilities.

Kristina said...

Wow! No wonder they asked you for a review. This is such a well thought out and well said tribute! It seems like you have found a great group of therapists to work with. Lucky Chloe!

Mo said...

Ditto!

April said...

Well done! You are lucky to have them-- and they are lucky to have you!

Celine said...

I shed a tear Tara, it's beautiful!