Below is a quote from April's General Conference. I really loved that a whole talk was devoted to the parent's of special needs children. It seems fitting as this year seems to be especially hard, knowing so many children that have passed on or are close.
My thoughts are wrapped around Emily as she is getting ready to leave this earth. We met Emily years ago and her mom and I have been great friends since. They have a tender road ahead but I know that her mom will walk it with such amazing grace. We love you Sara and your sweet Emily!
“I have a great appreciation for those loving parents who stoically bear and overcome their anguish and heartbreak for a child who was born with or who has developed a serious mental or physical infirmity. This anguish often continues every day, without relief, during the lifetime of the parent or the child. Not infrequently, parents are required to give superhuman nurturing care that never ceases, day or night. Many a mother’s arms and heart have ached years on end, giving comfort and relieving the suffering of her special child." James E Faust