5MSN Virtual Christmas Dinner! — 5 Minutes for Special Needs

5MSN Virtual Christmas Dinner!

by Heather P


Merry Christmas Eve!!!

Welcome! Come on in! Let me take your coat….

Here’s a little squirt of hand sanitizer for you….

We have a beautiful dinner laid out for us…serve yourselves and enjoy!

While y’all are eating, I thought we could all share a story of hope.

After all, that’s what this season is about—hope!

When we adopted Jack, and he was diagnosed (and we found out all the dark, scary news), I retreated to a place in my heart that I never knew existed.

This place was cold. It was hurt. It had no feelings except those that were hateful.

I spent a lot of time crying in the shower so my children wouldn’t see me so upset. I spent a lot of time at the doctor sitting in her office crying.

Shortly there after, Jack was hospitalized to have his feeding tube placed.

In the middle of one night, Jack was happily bolus feeding, and I saw it.


This was not a death sentence. His entire life flashed in front of me.

Sure, it’s not going to be easy–no one said life, in general, is easy!

There is always,




Where do you find hope?

From my family to yours, may your season be filled with laughter, family, and many, many blessings.

Oh, and an extra helping of hope!

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Heather is a mom of two, wife, and nurse educator doing what she can to save the day! She lives in Orlando where she is routinely spotted driving while singing ABBA--all on a mission to advocate and educate!

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1 Jo December 24, 2010 at 5:27 pm

What a heart warming post. I can relate to the scary place. I was there just over three years ago when I walked out of the paediatrican’s office with a floppy little ragdoll who wasn’t sitting up at one year. I had a head full of “what if’s”
Thankfully he is making great progress as a result of some amazing people that have helped him. I call them my angels here on earth. This Christmas season I give much thanks for all they have done and continue to do.
I wish your family and all the families here a special Christmas season.

2 Heather P December 26, 2010 at 11:50 am

Thank you Jo! There are angels among us, aren’t there? Merry Christmas!

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