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The Daily Journey has been inspiring readers with an on-line presence since 2001. It started in 1996 when the author had a special visit at Disneyland with a dear friend and her son, Michael. Michael's mom displayed such love and kindness as she devoted herself to providing the best in face of his challenge with autism. 

The poem, "A Gift From Heaven" (below) was placed on the author's heart. This was followed by many other poems, some shared on this site. Michael is an amazing artist with his own blog. 

A Gift From Heaven

He was different than the others.
He needed special care, so God sent him special parents 
to watch while he was there.
They loved him more than life itself, 
but sometimes wondered why,
God had sent this special child to them 
from heaven up on high.

He is a gift, you see, from up above.
Sent from Heaven just to share your love.
You have the kind of spirit that he needs, you see
He is a gift from Heaven, from heaven above.

Now this child God has sent to you 
because you are special too.
You have the kind of spirit 
he will need to see him through.
Not just anyone could raise this child
the way God would want them to.
He's counting on you to do the best that you can do.

God will help you all along the way. 
He will never leave your side.
He is watching you and smiling in heaven up on high.