special needs girlspecial needs A special needs child or children are indeed special.  There was an article today on the internet about a mum with a special needs daughter.  She was at the splash park with her down syndrome child who is also slightly autistic.  There was another little girl, with red frizzy hair in pigtails, who was playing in the water.  She smiled at the little girl as she didn’t like to let the water fall directly on her.  The girl then smiled at the mum.  She came away from the water cold and shivering.  She sat down next to the special needs girl’s mum.  The mother instantly braced herself for the obvious questions.  For example, most children ask why doesn’t she speak; why is she yelling, why is she so mean which was for when the child pushed other children away who came to close to her.  Instead, the little red haired girl smiled at the mum and her daughter and said “Hi.” Then, the mother said something amazing happened.  The red haired girl hugged the special needs girl.  Instead of her saying no because she didn’t like to be touched, she hugged her back and laughed.  The mum was not close enough to hear the conversation.  She saw her little girl laugh and touch the red headed girl’s curls.  The red haired girl’s mom called her and she ran to be wrapped in a beautiful handmade quilt.  The red haired girl went back to the special needs mum and said, “Your daughter was so much fun to play with.  Have a great day!”  The mother was so stunned she couldn’t even speak.  She wrote the open article to thank the wonderful red haired girl.  Special needs children are very loving and for the most part do not mind being held, hugged and just loved.  The red haired girl is an example to all families that all children want a friend and love to play with everyone.  When my daughter was in first grade, she invited a special needs girl home to play.  Her mother had the exact same reaction as this woman except she thanked me.  Children learn negativity from adults.  We need to set a better example so that all special needs children feel loved, appreciated and wanted.  In the Good Gus Series, book twenty-two, “The Field Trip,” a new family is introduced into the town of Pecos.  The dad is assigned to Pecos to assist Sheriff Gus.  He is married with two children, a boy and a girl who is special needs.  She is in a wheel chair and cannot move her legs.  As the story unfolds, the children learn, understand and appreciate the new character, Katie.  If you have a special needs person in the trust or will you are administering, please remember to treat them with dignity.  Also, take a few minutes and read “Misplaced Trust” at maecharlesbooks.com.  (books available on Kindle)