December 30, 2008

A Special Lunch with a Special Friend

Ever have someone in your life that was extra special and clearly sent by God? In our lives it is Natalie, Dani's long-time speech therapist and friend. Natalie worked with Dani for well over ten years and she and Dani became the best of friends.

About two to three times a year we meet for lunch to visit and catch up on things and it's always a super special time for Dani. Today we met Natalie for our annual Christmas lunch and gift exchange. Natalie gave Dani some beloved pink bracelets and decorated socks. (Natalie used to wear socks with fun designs which always caught Dani's attention. It's their special bond.) Dani gave Natalie dainty pink and brown polka dot Post-it Notes and showed her the new books her brother, Drew, bought her for Christmas.

Since Dani is so limited in her ability to communicate she has virtually no friends to play with. Such a dear friend and therapist is special beyond words. Thank you Natalie for all you've done and still do for our little Dani and thank you Lord for sending Natalie our way!


Washer Mom Val said...

Hmm - nice post. Reminds me of Tobias's past speech therapist from before he entered public school - we still exchange Christmas cards so I understand those special bonds.

Longmeadow Mama said...

For some reason this post brought tears to my eyes! Maybe it's because I understand those special relationships and what a God send they are with my own special needs son. Maybe it's because you can just really see the bond between Dani and Natalie in those pictures. In any case, thanks for really did make my day.
Happy New Year!

Abbasgirl said...

What a blessing for all of you. Nice to see the pictures as well.

Happy New Year. I pray the Lord blesses you mightily in 2009.


Anonymous said...

Those are precious pictures.

Yolanda said...

I just saw on the LPM blog that you are in Kansas City, I had no idea, howdy neighbor!

katiegfromtennessee said...

That is a blesssing to have her in ya'lls lives, Mrs. Nancy:) Hope you had a very blessed Christmas and New Year's!:)