Sunday, May 13, 2012

Happy Mother's Day!

It's Mother's Day. Being a mother is the best thing in my entire life. Creating a life inside you is the closest that people come to having G-d like powers. Being a parent is a blessing.

My son's teacher called me on Friday and left me a message, giving me a heads up about the very special crafts they had been working on all week for Mother's Day.

They helped him once again, using a computer program, pick words and wishes for a letter to Mom.

It has pictures representing certain phrases and concepts alongside the words.

He uses a sophisticated augmentive communication system (a device, pictures and signs) because he is non-verbal.

My letter says:

Dear Mom,

Happy Mother's Day! You are such a good mother.

You always help me.

I like it when you read with me.

You look pretty all the time.

I wish I could give you all the chocolate in the world!

Love from your son,


(his name here)

There is a banner with little hands at each end and a jewelry box shaped like a heart with ribbons all over.  A beautiful start to the day.