“It’s not special or different or extraordinary needs that make the difference. Aren’t we all ‘special-needs children,’ after all? Addressing Nick’s particular needs took on urgency and required a steeper learning curve than some of our other kids. But the joys are the same. The gift is the same.”_______________________________________________
Excerpted from Jeannie Ewing's "Overcoming Tragedy: The joy of having special-needs children," which was originally published in Catholic Digest (February 2017).