my owl pattern used in a very very cute jumper. my friend lindsey’s son (from Lovecake.ca). how cute does he look???
I want one of these sweaters for my little boys.
This is Special Needs week, and I would like to take the time to talk about this very amazing little boy.
This is my brother Lyndon. He is 10 years old and suffers from Sturge-Weber Syndrome, Glaucoma, Sensory Integration, and a hard-to-pronounce disorder which makes everything that he says sound different inside his head from what is coming out of his mouth.
He is one of the strongest people I know. He has surgery at least 2-3 times a year, he has gotten poked with so many needles he should be a sponge by now, and he gets picked on and teased on a regular basis in school and still hasn’t lost faith in people.
He now represents our state in the Special Olympics for horseback riding, hockey, basketball, figure skating, bowling, track and field, cheerleading, and probably even more that I’m missing. He is so proud of each of his gold medals, and I’m even more proud of him for earning them.
This last quarter he was on the honor roll at school. My mom cried because everyone always told her that she’d never see that from him.
I want you to be aware, that there are brilliant, funny, caring, and beautiful people in the world, and even though they may look or talk a little different, doesn’t make them any less brilliant or beautiful.
My brother looks like a normal kid, but the way he speaks is a little different. It doesn’t make his thoughts any more wonderful or the words he’s saying any more thoughtful to him than anyone else. And his speech doesn’t stop him from calling me beautiful or a princess every chance he gets. ♥
The use of the “r-word” is one that I can’t tolerate because I’ve seen people call my brother that to his face, and I’ve seen how it hurts him. When someone calls him stupid, he looks at me and says, “Ashey, am I stupid?” Until you have had a sweet little boy look at you with hurt eyes and ask you such a question, you may never understand the impact your words have on people.
Please, at least make a conscious effort to try to see everyone for who they actually are, and not how they look or sound. There may be great people out there like my brother that you would never meet or know because you were skeptical about them.
These people are so loving and nurturing- much more so than they have a right to be. If other people treated me in such ways, I would turn into a cold person, but they don’t. That’s what makes someone with a special need truly special. Not their disorder, but the size of their spirit.
This Photo Is Banans of the Day: Sometimes you gotta let those hard-to-reach bananas go.
Well This Is Something You Don’t See Every Day of the Day: Bringing today’s unofficial theme of tats and tots full circle is a 13-year-old kid from Russia whose tattoo artist dad covered his arm with a sleeve’s worth of ink.
How young is too young?
Definitely too young!
Let this be my baby-owl-child.
uwaaa! so pretty!
by su blackwell
i want this O:
If this kid can smile, so can you.
Look at this boy’s wide smile, if you think you have no need to smile, think about this photo, and think about this brave smiling boy.
This is a lesson for everyone just SMILE :)
It’s so awesome that this little boy is so happy and smiling. At the same time it breaks my heart because it makes me think of my own 3 sweet boys. It makes me want to take them in my arms and never let go. I want to cherish every moment of life with them. SMILE and be HAPPY!