Valentine’s Poem for Moms of Non-verbal Persons

[Re-posted from original blog post dated Feb. 14, 2013]

Cyndi Burns is the mom of Alex Burns, an ACT Today! grant recipient. Alex has a dual diagnosis of Down Syndrome and autism, She sent us this poem for Moms of non-verbal persons on Valentine’s Day. It is a testament to the unconditional love of a mother for a child with a disablity. Cyndi, I think you are heroic for being such an amazing mother to Alex.

Thank you for sharing your beautiful poem!

In Gratitude, Nancy Alspaugh-Jackson

My Heart breaks a little each day,
For the words you try but cannot say.
With PECS there is hope
of communication to be,
… Because your thoughts really
do matter to me.
My Heart breaks a little
each day,
For the words I long to
hear you say.
“I love you mom for showing
me a choice,
“I love you mom for giving
me a voice”.
I know mom your heart breaks
each day,
For the words you long
to hear me say.
“I love you mom is what I
would say,
And thank you on this Valentines Day

By Cyndi Burns

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