Monday, November 3, 2003

about ::THE SPARROW::

Before you read the entry below, I wanted to give you a little background.  Most all of you know Stephen now, and have grown to love him. I want to thank each and every one of you for every single kind comment you make regarding my son. I read each of them to him, and he smiles. This is my Journal, but I am Stephen's voice. With the awards going on this week, I've noticed, I'm seeing a lot of new readers.. So, I'm going to use this opportunity to be the voice in representing all families like ourselves in your communities. There is a Stephen in every town in America. You may be unaware, because they do not get out much. Seek and ye shall find. I posted the following Plea on my website and sent it to churches in my own community, and much to my surprise, there are people who care! People like each of you. I got tons of mail, and E-mail from coast to coast, and Canada! We can all do something!

Ps: as a side note, if you are a non-churchgoer, you can still help by contacting your local programs such as: ARC (association for retarded citizens) United Way, UCP (United Cerebral Palsy) just to name a few.


viviansullinwank said...

'Aims' I can see that God is guiding you. Stephen is indeed a speical little boy and God has given him a very special mother! Your journal is very inspiring. Thank you for your most recent post and your reminder that there is a Stephen in every town in America...thanks for providing information on how to help.

sonensmilinmon said...

Sadly, we stopped attending our church when my daughter was young as she would be so frustrated and HATED going because the other kids made fun of her. Also, we fall in the statistics of divorce. I wish they had something when she was younger. Thank you for all your work and efforts!
Smilin Mon :)
PS, I sent you an e-mail from a spec ed teacher who is a friend of mine.

aims814 said...

sonensmilinmon-That is exactly why I am trying desperatlely to get churches involved. Where I live (the bible belt) our churches are the center of the community. I actually had a woman e-mail me, and say the the pastor of her church asked her to take her son out of sunday school bc he made some of the other children feel uncomfortable! People like this need to be trained how to work with special kids (and typical kids) to bring them together. (And some of them do not need to be church leaders.)

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