Extra Special People, Inc. : Laura

  • Sep 19, 2017
    Posted by: Laura Whitaker

    Hope Rises

    A week ago, I was looking forward to a full schedule of experiencing the ESP mission in action. I had Leadership Georgia, football and the anticipation of one of our three big events of the year to be hosted on Su...
  • Aug 11, 2016
    Posted by: Laura Whitaker

    Reflections on Our Fairytale Summer

    ESP Families & Supporters, Our hearts may not be able to handle any more joy than that which we have experienced this summer. On June 4th, we opened the doors to our dream home. As 700+ people walked in, construction truck...
  • Jan 21, 2016
    Posted by: Laura Whitaker

    Mom Moments

         Two things happened to me this week: my son was cast in a play and my daughter entered into her first ballet class. It’s those moments that make your heart swell as a parent. They seem li...
  • Sep 16, 2015
    Posted by: Laura Whitaker

    A Year Ago Today

    A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality.John Lennon It was this day one year ago that Toni (our board chairwoman), Joseph (husband), and I walked through 70 acres in Jackson County. It ...
  • Aug 17, 2015
    Posted by: Laura Whitaker

    ...Another Hooray of Hope

    …Another Hooray of Hope And here we are again, making history at ESP. It has been quite the summer. The beginning started with a groundbreaking in Watkinsville and as the summer ends, we unveil our new residential camp name. ...
  • May 18, 2015
    Posted by: Laura Whitaker

    The We is the Why

    Why oh why do I do what I do? It’s hard work, long hours, it’s true. Why oh why do I do what I do? It’s not the pay or the facilities where I stay. It’s not the benefit plan or the summer’s farmer tan. Why oh why do I do what ...
  • Apr 1, 2015
    Posted by: Laura Whitaker

    With Love From Laura: You're Going Places with ESP!

    We couldn’t be more excited nor more thankful. ESP is, and always has been, about one thing: helping our individuals thrive. Whether that means on the Classic Center stage, jumping out of an airplane, or the gentle guidan...
  • Feb 2, 2015
    Posted by: Laura Whitaker

    Will you BE MOVED?

    It may be a touch on the hand from someone you love, or driving past a worn face standing with requesting cup in hand. It may be the hug from your child after returning, or a story on the news of a father home from war. It ma...
  • Dec 4, 2014
    Posted by: Laura Whitaker

    With Love From Laura: The Gift of Giving

    As I make a list for my children for Christmas I have to be honest; I have mixed emotions. What is one more toy going to produce? Yet, I can’t wait to see their faces when they see something they desire. I think back on specia...
  • Nov 3, 2014
    Posted by: Laura Whitaker

    With Love From Laura: November 2014

    Change. That word brings about different emotions for all of us. Based on our experience, change typically brings about two emotions: hope or fear. Know what change we all love? Fall. The weather is changing, our wardrobes ge...