“My name is Hadley.” That is the first time in all of my forty plus years that a four word sentence brought tears to my eyes!

I know we all get proud of our children and all of their accomplishments but when we are talking about special needs children who work doubly hard it just makes the reward that much sweeter.

Little Hadley has always worked so hard. She has had therapists in her life since birth and knows them as “friends” who come to “play” with her no matter how difficult it is for her. She is little the little engine that could she keeps on trying and trying no matter how much sometimes I know it actually “hurts” her. She has made great strides due to the work of many loving therapists and teachers.

But today, as she was sitting on the coach by herself I heard these four little words come out of her mouth and I was amazed to the point of tears! “My name is Hadley.” A sentence… A real sentence…. 18 years and finally a sentence…

It just doesn’t get any better than this!

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