We were at an event in support of the community agency that is such an important part of Joey’s life.
Another family brought their daughter, Piper, also a child living with special needs. She gave this note to her parents, who shared it with the event organizer, who shared it with us:
It was such a cute comment and accurate to Piper’s experience. True, Joey doesn’t like to chit chat (unless he really wants something – then he can be quite verbal). But he actually sang with Piper’s family when they played a tune he liked on a handheld device. We were amazed to see his usually aloof self with a big smile while he hung out with them. The catering staff were amazed that he sang on key.
Yes, sometimes care giving stinks. Sometimes it’s comedy gold. Sometimes it is precious beyond words.