I found this homework in Ry’s backpack last night.
It’s in Spanish.
I’m thrilled to see that, while English is still quite difficult for her, 8th-grade Spanish is going just fine.
Yesterday, I welcomed a beautiful woman into my home. I knew she was coming, and I knew she wanted to hear a little bit more about Ry’s story and our journey with Apraxia. I thought she was looking for stories to add to a newsletter… maybe reprint a blog or use Ry’s name as as example of what a happy kid looks like in school.
I did not expect her to ask me to speak at the 2013 Circle of Friends reception, which raises funds to underwrite the costs of the Educational Support Services program. Money raised from the evening help the Schools provide tutoring programs, educational interventions and extensions for special-needs children in the Grand Rapids Christian School system.
I said ‘yes’ before I really thought things through and so now I’m in. April 26th… it’s time to tell Ry’s story in-person. I’m a little nervous since I am a dish best served on paper and my mascara is 2 years old. But, I’m excited. A chance to talk about my girl? To sing the praises of the people who work with her every day? To meet the people behind the fund that allows my child and hundreds of others like her to have a fair chance at education?
Count me in.
Would you pray for me? That I would be coherent, maybe a little funny, a lot encouraging and –especially– that I would not tuck my shirt into my undies.