Thursday, June 16, 2011

A Very Special Performance

Yesterday I had the pleasure of attending a music presentation at my niece Theresa's school. She is a student at a school for children with special needs.  This year's theme was Americana, the student's presented songs and dances representing different regions of our country.

This is not an easy task for any school, let alone a school for special students. Some have Autism, some developmentally delayed, some require the help of respirators, while others use wheelchairs. This was by far the BEST school program I've ever had the pleasure of attending. It wasn't because the presentations were Broadway or television quality. It was because of all the hard work and devotion the staff put into helping make every student a star in his or her own way.

The smiles on the faces of the students, staff, and families of these remarkable children was a sight to behold. They may never walk without assistance, talk, or run and play like others, but the pride that swelled from those students made you forget for a moment how difficult their lives are.
 Thank you Theresa! 
I'm so very proud of you, my special angel...



  1. Hi Rachel,

    That sounds like an amazing school! You must have been so proud of her!

    Nearly made me blub reading it. I am such a softy. I love stories like this.


  2. These are special people. I know they are! The way they teach us is so endearing and profound. Thank you for sharing this story with us!

  3. Awww....That's awesome! I hope you took lots of pictures! I LOVE people that spend their time and dedication in GOOD ways. So many people use their energy negatively. Thanks for sharing! Theresa is a lucky girl to have such a special Auntie!


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