This was a challenging topic for me. You see, I kept coming back to a certain photo.
I couldn’t take my eyes away from it.
I don’t post my daughter’s picture very often, but this one is significant.
As you can see she’s just fallen asleep, glasses and all…
This photo was taken in 2008 as she was recovering from a planned surgery. She is lying in a hospital bed. At this point she is in a regular room and not in intensive care.
Sometimes a parent or caretaker of a special needs person may experience frustration in the area of communication. This can be ”challenging” to say the least.
There are times when Al and I wonder what she’s really trying to say. Even though this has improved over the years, our daughter will never be able to completely express herself. This is who she is.
Since she is vocal, but not verbal, our daughter couldn’t tell us what was on her mind. We tried to be sure she was comfortable…as if you can really be comfortable after surgery.
During her hospital stay we made sure she had her favorite blanket and hat, plus one of her favorite toys.
Is she dreaming? I hope so…and to this day I hope her dreams are pleasant.
I’ll end by saying what Al says every night.