Amanda Priscilla Saxton- Remembered this holiday season- May her soul rest in eternal peace
"I'd like the memory of me to be a happy one.
I'd like to leave an afterglow of smiles when
life is done.
I'd like to leave an echo whispering softly
down the ways,
of happy times, and laughing times,
and bright and sunny days.
I'd like to be remembered as one that
passed this way,
spreading joy, cheer and sunshine each and
I'd like the tears of those who grieve
to dry before the sun,
and reflect upon happy memories I leave,
when life for me is done." -Carol Mirkel
I met you Saturday at the toy pick up. You asked me to write you an email to remind you of my story. I am the older woman with 5 children ages 9 months, 2 years, 3 years, 5 years and 6 years old.
They are my great nieces and nephews that are all non-verbal special needs. My niece did drugs and that addiction took her life back in June at the young age of 26.
These children are sweet and most of them are showing great progress since being in my care. Alexander, the 9 month old does not babble or try to repeat sounds but he smiles, and climbs and has a great personality forming.
Little sweet Hayliegh is 2 and is starting to repeat words. Often she get stuck on the last word spoken to her but it is progress. She used to not like to be held or even hugs and now her eyes light up at the thought of a hug, a kiss, or being held.
Zoey is 3 years old and is starting to speak, but her voice is so soft it is almost a whisper. She is loving and caring and now also loves to feel love. Both younger girls are now learning how to play, something I thought was a skill that comes naturally in children.
Jacob is 5 and brilliant with things he knows and will find ways to express. Even though he says very little words that he is also considered non-verbal his ability to speak may be worse than the girls. He is not able to repeat words or sounds but is really trying hard.
Alecia is 6 years old and she can talk but wont talk. She is very smart can read any thing but her comprehension we are still working on. She is sweet and charming and significantly developmentally delayed the same as the others.