Diary of a Mom
I am on my way to see my baby girl in her debut as Princess Leticia in her special needs drama class’s performance of The Queen Who Sucked Her Thumb. I could not be more excited if she were opening at Carnegie Hall.
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Last night, the last thing that my girl said before bed was this -
“Everybody loved our show. They clapped for us.”
She went to bed grinning. Because she knew – she knew that she had done something wonderful.
She had memorized her lines.
She had said them loudly.
And she had done her favorite thing in all the world – she had made people laugh.
And oh how we laughed.
Every one of the family members who were in that room yesterday – from moms and dads to grandparents to siblings, watched their very own star shine.
The low ceiling of the basement room where the special needs drama class is held suddenly rose to grand heights when the sheer force of accomplishment, love and applause simply grew too big for the space. The plastic grey folding chairs crammed into the tiny room may as well have been covered in the lushest of red velvet. We were all – every one of us – transported.
And all because somebody said, “These kids are worth it.”
All because a classroom teacher decided to invest his time, his love, his heart and his soul into creating a place for our kids.
Into letting one little girl believe that she can be a princess.
And letting her see that given the chance, she can be anything.
To Drama Dave,
You can’t imagine the breadth of what you’ve given my child. The words are woefully insufficient, but from the bottom of this mother’s very proud heart, THANK YOU.