Thursday, April 7, 2011
Fiona's a Star!
Fiona rocked out her Lauryn Hill song and KC pronounced to one and all that his sister was the best! I kept trying to temper that remark as truly every student did amazingly and you could see what a huge leap they were making getting up to sing. Not an easy thing even for the "normal" to contemplate. So much harder with issues of trauma, brain injury, Tourettes, paralysis depression and more. The issues these students face are all hard. Listening to a parapalegic sing the song "Flying without Wings" about brought me to tears. But many of the performers including my daughter did that to me several times. She is a fighter. She is sensitive. She is talented. She is fragile. She is my daughter. I love her. And tonight, she openly embraced me, called me her mom, introduced me to friends as such, even while introducing her cousins. There was no line. We were family, encircling her with love and it was the best feeling in the world.