Friday, March 1, 2013
SOLC 1/31 Love is a Verb
Yesterday we went to a birthday party and I had a great chance to meet some of Emma's "typical" friends. My heart was over joyed at the respect, kindness and love that I witnessed.
As we were leaving, Emma began to cry. Her friend reassured her that she would see her the next day at school. She ended with giving Emma a hug and saying, "I love you." There is no doubt in my mind that is true. The kindness was etched on her face.
When I taught in public school, I had a program that allowed typical students to work with students with special needs. A few weeks ago, I saw one of those typical students at a Special Olympic event. She was still volunteering to help. Wow! I can only hope that this continues for Emma's friends.