All connections begin with the curiosity to understand another’s world. Our volunteers come here on a weekly basis and step into Lucas’s world with genuine curiosity, a deep love of his interests and the playful heart of a child. They do these things to connect with my son and inspire him to grow. It is because of them and their dedication, to not only grow within themselves but also to give so much of themselves when they are in the room with my sweet boy, that he is so happy and making so much progress. They consistently bring their energy, excitement, creativity, and enthusiasm even on days where they may have huge life issues going on, may not be feeling well, or they may just feel less than energetic. Our volunteers regularly pull themselves into the present with Lucas and leave all of that stuff at the door to reach a common goal. The goal is to show Lucas people are loving, fun to be with and that we truly expect nothing in return….just to be in and enjoy his world. That is when the magic happens and he is inspired to grow with us!!
This program takes volunteering to another level and we are truly blessed to have these people in our lives. They have become some of our best friends and to us they are and will always be family. To have so many people who just love our son as he is and dedicate so much of their time and effort to his future and well-being is awe-inspiring. They are truly amazing! They are my heroes and the people who inspire me to be more giving!
In honor of the Thanksgiving holiday, I wanted to have a post that just celebrated them. They are all so very special to us. The video post this week is little clips of all of our volunteers, so it is a little longer, but they are some very sweet moments. Some videos are more recent and some are from earlier on. The love and dedication they show in the playroom is so apparent in these clips. Enjoy!