Friday, May 27, 2011

Making a Difference

Last week I had one afternoon where I set aside my to-do list and enjoyed the amazing wonder of my children. The boys, along with two friends, performed in the school talent show, and their performance brought proud tears to my eyes. They performed a skit called, “Beyond the Face is a Heart." On that stage, amidst all the singing and dancing talent, were my boys and their friends making a huge difference in their community. The performance was funny and profoundly impactful. To stand in front of an audience, talk and joke about your differences, and convey a message so important that it will change the way people think takes courage that most adults do not possess. On Friday, I witnessed four children ages 6-10 do just that. It was AMAZING!!!

What you choose to do with any given circumstance shapes the person you ultimately become. There are many times I have been told “absolutes” since Peter’s arrival. Things like “he will never learn to eat” or “insurance won't cover this.” These statements along with many others have been proven wrong. There are, in fact, no absolutes in this world. There is always hope. There is always possibility. There is always something you can do to make a difference. I want my kids to live their lives knowing that, and I think performing this skit was one of the best life lessons they’ve learned so far.

“You must be the change you want to see in the world.” Mahatma Gandhi


  1. What an amazing testament of the level of self-awareness, confidence and maturity of these kids! I love it! You must be so proud :)

  2. SUPER KIDS!!! Thank you for sharing!


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