When Aidan came home from the hospital at 3 months old, he was seen regularly by 3 therapists. They surely would never profess to have favorite families, but Aidan definitely had a favorite therapist. Aidan had a large head and very weak muscles, so working on head control was exactly that – work. His Occupational therapist and Physical therapist worked on that with him and they were, in my opinion, fabulous. However, Aidan also needed to learn to communicate and his speech therapist worked on that. She came over and sang with him and clapped his hands and wiggled him around. That wasn’t work, it was pure joy. Aidan saved his smiles for Dana, his speech therapist. Dana was such a blessing to me as well because she is the mother of a child with a disability. She was able to empathize in a way only another parent can. She also hooked me up with other support services that I didn’t know existed. Dana was one of our tulips in this new land of Holland.