My Dear Son,
A few years has passed since you learn how to do mathematics, and understand what phonetics is all about. There are “hiccups” in schooling as we understand how the communities around you are also in the process of learning how to help you learn best together with us all.
Walking beside you in these few years – I have struggled to grow and learn how to support you and your sister’s schooling needs. I know that our Lord is our refuge and strength, and He is always with us when we are in trouble.
As He takes care of the birds of the air and the lilies of the field, He knows that I am too weak to go through it alone. He has sent wonderful angels such as the teachers who help to guide you in one-on-one learning settings. They also help you join with your friends in play and learn how to have fun in class. They always reassure us time after time that “you can do it!” just like the rest of your peers when we are having doubts. Their professional techniques coupled with their undivided love towards you made us humble to learn and focus on how to uncover your potential!
Our church caregivers and class teachers never stopped in believing you could remember all the Bible songs and verses. They dashed to tell us when you knew the Lord had parted the Red Sea for Moses. Your teachers are one in a million and they always demonstrate kindness and love towards you. They try to get to know you better even though many of them do not have children with similar challenges such as yours.
Our Lord has also sent us a wonderful cell group who models for us what “better together”, growing in prayer, love and God’s Word is all about! The aunties whom you name “marshmallows” and the uncles whom you name “mushrooms” are always there to treat you as one of their sons. I could never stop giving praises for your little brothers and little sisters from our church communities who often share candy with you, a pat on your back or stopped to say “hi”. That always brought a glow to your eyes and a smile on your face.
I have many areas of inadequacies – our Lord provided your father to complement my weakness. With the help of your father’s family, your wonderful grandmother, your lovely aunts and uncles – there is always support to care for you and your radiant sister.
One day, I hope that you can thank our Lord in your own words, “..If we are comforted, it is for your comfort, which produces in you patient endurance of the same sufferings we suffer. And our hope for you is firm, because we know as you share in our sufferings, so also you share in our comfort.” 2 Cor.1: 6-7.
With this strength in Him, our family will learn how to walk along side other families in the SPECIAL group. We hope that we will know how to model to others the wonderful things God has done in our lives. We want to help guide others to learn, give families comfort in distress. We want to build a wonderful and loving home for you to find refuge and strength. Our partnership is with the Lord!
There is always hope in the Name of the Lord…I cannot do it alone.. We are “Better Together”!
May God be glorified.
His love is everlasting.