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Beatitudes for Those With Special Needs


Blessed are you who take the time
to listen to difficult speech
for you help me to know that if
I persevere I can be understood.

Blessed are you who never bid me to "hurry up" and
take my tasks from me and do them for me,
for I often need time rather than help.

Blessed are you who stand beside me
as I enter new and untried ventures,
for my failures will be outweighed
by the times I surprise myself and you.

Blessed are you who understand
that it is difficult for me,
to put my thoughts into words.

Blessed are you who with a smile,
encourage me to try once more.

Blessed are you who never remind me,
that today I asked the same question two times.

Blessed are you who respect me
and love me just as I am,
and not like you wish I were.