By Meg Harris CEO & Co-Founder of SpecialGlobe
"Meghann Harris is the Co-Founder and CEO of SpecialGlobe, a Travel Company and resource designed specifically for families traveling with special needs children. Mother of two children, her daughter was born with atypical Rett Syndrome. It is SpecialGlobe's mission to provide families of special needs children the resources to feel empowered to travel the globe with their families intact."
Thank you to the wonderful mom I met today!
To the wonderful mom I met today,
As we sat in line waiting for our children to be let in to the Dinosaur Dig exhibit today, we shared knowing glances as our boys raised their hands in excitement and answered every question that the very patient narrator asked. We understood each others need to physically back up our boys as it seemed that with each question they got closer and closer to that very patient narrator until we both thought they may knock her over!! And I had to laugh when I made a comment to you that I would have to assume that the very patient narrator must look forward to her nightly drink after dealing with these kids all day and you said to me, I know I do!!
What I did not expect is that you were keeping your eye on my daughter, Eliza who has atypical Rett Syndrome and you watched as her excitement grew and grew until she could not barely contain herself any longer. As that very patient narrator handed out the tools to each child for them to use in the exhibit you must have noticed that I had planned on keeping my daughter with me instead of letting her participate in the dig. Not something that I would normally do, I had made that decision because when I purchased the tickets for all three exhibits, they had told me that on this one I could not participate in the dig with her and I was not sure if she could manage it alone so I chose to not buy her a ticket. But as she looked at me and said “me too!” “me too!” and I realized that she could handle the dig alone you must have seen my despair because what I didn't see you do was to walk behind me and go back upstairs to the ticket counter and purchase a ticket for my daughter so that she could participate along side all of the other children. I was so thankful and so moved by your sensitivity and your generosity and I just wanted to say thank you! Eliza had the time of her life!