I have been humbled by my reading of Greg Lucas's blog, Wrestling with an Angel.
Greg is a cop and a father to a pretty cool young man named Jake. Jake has special needs, and Greg posts about caring for him.
I appreciate one theme that comes through in his writing: parents of special needs kids desire empathy before sympathy... and yes, you can help. It takes courage to write the way he does and to invite others into their family, but if you have ever wondered how to help your friends in situations similar to this, then you need to read Greg. If you have never given any thought as to what life is like with special needs under your roof, then you really need to read Greg.
His latest post begins here...
"One busy Saturday afternoon I was patrolling the local mall parking lot in my police cruiser. It was warm, so I had my windows down enjoying the fall air. As I drove though the lot I heard a loud piercing cry echoing like a sound bite from a horror movie."