(Note: many fun photos removed from original post...)
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
My little Adam WALKED into my classroom today! That may not seem like a big deal to most people, but for Adam, born with cerebral palsy, it was HUGE! He's a third grader now, and has always used this big, cumbersome walker. Only this year has he started to use his crutches. As he arrived for music today, his aide told me he had a surprise - I waited for Mr. Adam to enter my room, and did - without wheels! That little boy walked into my room! The world has done everything to work against him, and there he was - overcoming so much just to walk into my room! I was crying too hard to go grab the camera, but heaven knows I will snap a picture before the week is over! I'm crying again now, just thinking of the memory! His classmates were so proud of him, encouraging him as he joined our group, cheering him along! THIS is why I'm a teacher! THIS is why I work with children! THIS is why I love Adam! He has a power to unite children that extends far beyond his physical abilities. Unbelievable!
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