Friday, August 10, 2012
Bee -worthy Share: Speaking Louder Than Words
Out of the Mouths of Babes
One of my six-year-old daughter's favorite kids in school is a nine-year-old boy named Sammy. According to Nikki, Sammy is in a wheelchair and has a feeding tube.
One day, during one of our after-school chats, I asked,
"Nikki, can Sammy talk?"
"Oh, yes," she assured me. "He can talk."
"Are you sure?" I asked her. "I thought the kids in his class couldn't talk."
"Yes, he can," insisted Nikki, her voice growing louder. "Sammy talked to me today."
"What did he say?" I asked her.
Nikki responded, "When I said 'hi' to him, he smiled at me."
Chicken Soup for the Soul: Children with Special Needs
Posted by Johnny's Mommy at 4:22 AM