Ocean has a way of loving Ash like no one else does. She is always wanting to help him in every way she can. On Sundays, when Ash struggles to button his collared shirt, Ocean stands on his bed so she can reach and helps him with the buttons. When Ash can’t find something in his room, Ocean steps in and says “I help you brother.” ❤️ Being the sibling of a child with special needs is not easy though. She’s watched Ashton’s in the hospital before, she’s been to countless doctors appointments for her brother, she knows the primary children’s hospital clubhouse much better than many other kids. She has watched Ashton cry at his blood tests and always wants to hold his hand. She is so strong and so kind, because she’s learned about compassion through her brother. Jordan is the same way, when she was Ocean’s age and Ash was born, she told me “Don’t worry mom I will help him see.” ❤️ My girls have learned so much from Ash and I’ve learned so much from them. Their hearts are understanding and loving because they know the challenges he faces every day. I am so proud of my girls, they are my hero’s. If you are ever not sure of how to interact with a child with a special needs watch the way their siblings treat them. Siblings of children with special needs are teaching the rest of the world more about kindness and inclusion than anyone else.