I have a special sister. I know I've talked about her before but here's a recap.
She has autism. She doesn't talk but understands what we say. She can read and is very smart.
Oh, and she's super adorable.
I've always been close to my 2 younger siblings (both who have special needs). Ever since I've been a mother, I've tried very hard to teach my children that their aunt and uncle are special people. I know that my sister can seem scary to little kids because she hums and rocks back and forth and they've seen her get angry and pinch me. There have even been times that she has hurt them out of anger. So it makes me sad when I hear Petey randomly tell other people that "Aunt Candace likes to pinch people." and that "Aunt Candace is really mean."
But there are so many times that Petey randomly likes to tell people that "Aunt Candace is a special person." and I love it when she sees someone else that is handicapped and whispers to me that they were made special by God. I really believe that my kids are blessed to have an aunt and uncle with special needs. Even though my sister gets frustrated, she is such a special spirit to be around. I know she was sent here to teach us.
And that's how Suze sees it.