Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Wordless Wednesday: Best Job Ever


If anyone is thinking of a career change here is a suggestion for you - be the Santa at a Special Needs Christmas Party - you will be so loved.  There won't be anyone pulling your beard or suggesting you're 'not real'.  There will just be pure, unadulterated joy!

This is Santa and Mrs Claus at the Bear Cottage party - they are particularly special.  Many of the children they visit would not otherwise get to sit with Santa due to the severity of their illness or disability.  For some children it might be their last Christmas.  Santa and Mrs Claus treat all the children so beautifully.  Giving out the gifts takes an age as every child gets just as much time as they need with Santa - there is no rush, no stares, just love.


Aussie Wordless Wednesday

12 comments:

Yvette Bowyer said...

That is just a wonderful gift for a child at Christmas!!! The joy of seeing Santa really is magical!!

xx

Janet Camilleri said...

Nice to see Mrs Claus, instead of sexy little elf helpers!

ann said...

When I was born my dad was working in a sheltered workshop as a supervisor and everyyear even after he left we would go to their Christmas parties and you are right there is nothing better than seeing the pure joy even though most of them were adults they had that Christmas sparkle. Your photo is divine!!

The Trousdell Five said...

That brought a tear to my eye. I love the way Ashlea and Mrs. Claus are looking at each other!!

Charlie and Bella said...

Oh thats beautiful. I have two, possibly three children with Autism and Sensory Processing Disorder (all under 4) and we are yet to have a Santa photo with any of them. The 'rushing', the music, the chaos and the big odd man in a suit is too stimulating and with long lines no one is prepared to take the time that is required to ease our children into it. I know it's silly and something so small, but it really makes me sad to not have Santa photos. Beautiful hearts of Mr & Mrs Clause, what an amazing pair xx

Charlie and Bella said...

P.S Found you via Wordless Wednesday ;)

Kyla @ Three Quarters Full said...

Oh that's just beautiful, there is nothing better than the joy on kids faces when meeting a favourite character.

Thea @ Me and My Million Blogs said...

That's just so wonderful!!

ritaazar2 said...

This is so beautiful... And it's such a beautiful photo that captures the moment.

Alicia said...

Fan.tastic!! It joys me that there are people who delight in giving their time for kids with special needs.

Redcliffe Style said...

What a lovely idea! I am sure the Santas fight over that gig. Great photos! Rachel xx

Emily said...

Just gorgeous, I got goosebumps thinking about how your daughter must have felt. A very special Santa visit indeed. Emily