Filling Their Hearts With The Lights Of The Season — 5 Minutes for Special Needs

Filling Their Hearts With The Lights Of The Season

by Gina


One of my favorite pieces of the holiday season is the lights and the sparkle, warmth and wonder they bring. I try to remember the awe I had as a child while watching my children’s eyes widen as we pass by in the early stages of the evenings. Since we aren’t usually out late, I’ve been making a point to take my kids out at night once a week for a treat of the nighttime twinkles.

Thrilled I am that J enjoys the lights too. They mesmerize him. Whether a single strip of blue adorns the trunk of a tree, rows of trees are wrapped in rainbow of candy colors, or plastic lighted deer turn their heads to watch us go by, I find myself peering in the rear view mirror watching his eyes absorb this winter wonder. Sometimes it feels as though I can literally see his heart fill with all the magic the season brings.

Though this isn’t the most magnificent, I wanted to share one of the more fun displays we found on one of our adventures. I hope you and your kids enjoy this too. Happy Holidays!

Do you go out to see the light displays around you?

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Gina St. Aubin is a mother of 3, one diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy, PDD-NOS, Sensory Processing Disorder, and Landau-Kleffner Syndrome (a rare epileptic disorder causing verbal aphasia) . A former Victim's Advocate turned advocate for those with intellectual and physical challenges, Gina believes being a 'Special Parent' means to discover, embrace, educate, advocate, encourage, treasure and laugh.

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