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Sisterly Kindness

Rebecca Toal by Rebecca Toal Additional Needs

Rebecca Toal

Rebecca Toal

Blessed, busy mum to four beautiful girls, the youngest with complex special needs due to extreme prematurity. We are always looking for ways to ma...

Kindness is…helping me to walk, holding my hand tight so I won’t fall down.

Kindness is… cuddling me on the couch when I am tired.

Kindness is…learning to tube-feed me because you want to help care for me.

Kindness is…comforting me in my bed when I am upset and just need some company.

Kindness is… reading all my favourite tactile books with me over and over again- and letting me turn the pages.

Kindness is…taking me on the trampoline and letting me have fun lying and sitting while you bounce me up and down.

Kindness is…pushing me to the park in my wheelchair and letting me press the lights at the crosswalk.

Kindness is… listening to my nursery rhymes ALL THE TIME, because you know how happy they make me!

Kindness is…taking time to paint a lovely picture with me, even though I make a mess.

Kindness is… helping me to build tall towers with my blocks, you know how much I love towers “up, up, up”!

Kindness is…swinging with me for as long as I want on my favourite bucket swing at the playground.

Kindness is… patiently fixing my hair into two Dutch braids whilst I squirm between your knees.

Kindness is…helping me to get dressed or change my pull-up when Mummy is busy.

Kindness is…holding and twirling me in the water because I love to swim and splash.

Kindness is…being there for me whenever I need a big sister’s love.


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