Tell the children they're special

Through one mum telling her kids they're special, she was able to impact all the children on her street

Through one mum telling her kids they're special, she was able to impact all the children on her street

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Receiving that news that my husband was not coming back
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and being devastated, left with children.
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Going on my knees and God,
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I so clearly remember Him telling me to get up
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and tell my children they were special.
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And so I took both, at that point,
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my children in my arms and I said,
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"Michael, has anyone ever told you you're special, son?"
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And he says, "No, Mum."
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And I says, "Well, you're special."
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And my middle child, Siobhan, I said,
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"Siobhan, has anyone ever told you you're special?"
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And they liked it.
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And I began to tell them every day and every night
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that they were special.
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And one day there was a big commotion in my hall.
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I was peeling potatoes at the sink and I thought,
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"What on earth is all the noise?"
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And as I went out to the hall
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all the kids in the street were in my hall.
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And Siobhan had brought them all up.
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And I said, "Siobhan, what're you doing?"
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She says, "Mum, they're waiting for you
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"to tell them they're special."
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And all the wee kids, in all wee shapes and sizes,
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were all standing in a line.
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And I was saying, "Has anyone ever told you you're special?"
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And they said, "No."
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And I said, "You're special."
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And they said, "Thank you."