October 18, 2022 @ 9:22 am

    Dear Carrie,
    You express so well the journey we are all on, but your words get to the bottom of it all. It has taken me longer than you, to realize many successes that my daughter has had. Each little simple life skill has been an obstacle in her path that would have been similar to scaling Mount Everest for most of us, but she has made it over some of those mountains. And I believe it’s been because of her determination, and God’s love plus the special skills He has given her, plus a little bit of help from daddy, therapists, doctors, teachers, and friends. My Heather is 37, and because of my age and degrading health, she’s had to reside in a group home for the last 3 years. But it is safe, they deeply care for her and she’s happy. Staff (MOSTLY) follow instructions as to the correct approach to everything with her as she has a super rare syndrome, and because of her great sense of humor, she keeps caregivers and her room mates laughing.
    I carry that feather box, too. And will finally throw it away when I meet her in heaven and finally get to hear her voice say “Daddy.”


  2. JanetAnderson
    October 18, 2022 @ 10:02 pm

    Unfortunately my 24yr old grandson has not found his place yet. College did not work nor did many positions he has tried. Like all of us, I want him to be happy. I pray everyday and know God has a plan for him as well. When I read these beautiful articles every week/ I stay positive. Thank u Scott as well as Carrie for your inspiring writing.


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