When I first met Amor and Nathan at a pool party, I didn’t try to interact with them cause I don’t know how to connect with them…am clueless : ) After the Son Rise Program orientation, it gave me a better understanding of “special needs” and felt am better equipped to adapt to their “special” needs. I’ve been a Son Rise volunteer for the past 5 weeks now. I find it rewarding to be a Son Rise volunteer for Nathan and Amor cause it affirms my belief on the POWER OF LOVE. LOVE gives us the ability to connect in a different level…it gives us the power to understand and adapt, and respond in a way that is nurturing than discouraging. Nathan surprises me every week. Am excited to see Nathan and Amor every week cause I know they are excited to see me too : ) plus it helps me unwind…forget about the worries for an hour or two once a week. Am also inspired by their parent’s, Chris and Gil, for their 3Es towards their kids…parang bottomless ice tea lang….so refreshing.
Next time I encounter a child with special needs…I will start to JOINING : )