Many of you regularly read the same special needs parenting blogs that I do, so it won't be a surprise when I say that I found myself stopped in my tracks, wiping away tears, and pumping my fist in the air all at once while reading two of my favorite writers recently.
For those of you who have not yet discovered the wonderful MOM-NOS or Drama Mama at Like a Shark, I direct you to these two stories and implore you to stop whatever you are doing and read them.
Every smile a memory: Cassidy, Dierks, and the transformative power of friendship
These are stories about friendship, and about connection, and believing that amazing things are possible when individuals connect with something they feel passionate about.
Enjoy. Bring kleenex.