Spice: Her Story (Part One): Special Needs Parenting 101.

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A mother who has a child with special needs shares her story.

Submitted: May 14, 2017

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Submitted: May 14, 2017



I am the mother of a beautiful little girl.  Her name is Spice Marie.  She has the prettiest long red hair and the biggest blue eyes; I can't help but smile whenever I look at her.  I love my daughter so much!

She was born with cerebral palsy; her brain was damaged while being born; as a result, she has disabilties which were diagnosed when she was 1 1/2 years old.  She is now six and can walk for short distances (on crutches); but for longer trips, she relies on a wheelchair; it's much easier for her.  Yet her problems don't define her, nor do they stop her from accomplishing what she wants to in life.

Spice is in the first grade and is doing very well in school.  She is as smart as a whip and she loves her teachers and her classmates.  I am very proud of her; she tries her best at anything she does.

Despite her disabilities, Spice is a typical little girl: daring, loving in nature, funny, happy-go-lucky.  She never lets her problems get in her way; she just finds a new way to do things.  She is also very talkative; she'll talk your ear off if you let her.  LOL

Spice has two sisters, one older, one younger.  Their names are Cayenne Michelle and Saffron Grace.  Saffron is the older girl at eight; meanwhile, Cayenne is the younger one at two.  Spice gets along very well with her sisters; they hardly ever fight (though they do have sisterly squabbles from time to time).  I am very proud of her and of Cayenne and Saffon.  While Cayenne really doesn't understand Spice's special needs, Saffron is a very big help to her little sister whenever it is needed.  She is very sympathetic to her disabillities and is very accepting; she has really never had a problem with it.  Saffron is also a very big help to her baby sister and will do everything at her beck and call.

Spice loves to do many things: play with her sisters and her friends in the neighborhood (or at school), go to church every week, color, draw, write, watch TV (we watch Christian programming and also Qubo or PBS), collect dolls from around the world, travel, go to the amusement park or to the zoo, go on picnics or other events, and help others.  She is a very resourceful little girl.

When Spice grows up, she wants to be a teacher or a mommy.  She also wants to be a veterinarian and work with animals.  She loves all animals, especially cats.  She has a cat named Studmuffin.  Stud is a Maine Coon; he's black and has very beautiful long fur and blue eyes.  He's gorgeous!

Well, we have to get ready for church, so I will go now.  Until next time, this is Spice's mother, Clarabelle, signing off!  Take care and God bless!  I hope you enjoyed meeting my little girl; she is certainly something else!

~Love, Clarabelle Martin, Spice's mom.  :)

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