A Link Between Angels and Men

Amid language that would blush a Drill Sergeant, or the frustrating antics that would push even Job to the edge, there is an underlying innocence that radiates from a special needs child - even when that "child" is an adult. Such innocence is found in every aspect of their lives.

Consider a trip to Fantastic Sams for haircuts. Such trips are not complete without reviewing the newest People or Star magazines. Each page being thoroughly scanned with index finger ever alert to gently brush recognized faces or swipe across familiar names.

An outing to the mall is never complete without a Buddy-the-Elf-ride on the escalator...

Then there are those days when a boy and his dog simply need to see the world from the same perspective...

This innocence also requires that all questions of great importance, such as "What do you want for Christmas?" are met with the deepest pondering and contemplation...

...and of course thanks, even for the simplest things, is given with the unabashed excitement that only a guileless child can exude! 

“A [special needs child] in the house is a well-spring of pleasure, a messenger of peace and love, a resting place for innocence on earth, a link between angels and men” 
                                                                                                                     Martin Fraquhar Tupper

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