We who love our special siblings can testify to the truth of this quote.

“Every child is gifted.  They just unwrap their packages at different times [and in different ways].”  ~Unknown

Since the author of this quote is unknown, I thought I’d adapt it a bit with my own additions in parentheses. :)

Alyssa may not be gifted academically or in other commonly accepted ways. But she has a greater gift than those of us who strive for knowledge, possessions, fame, or success.

Alyssa has the gift of love.  And that is the best gift I can imagine.