Saturday, August 29, 2009
A dear sweet little man, named Caleb, is in the Sunday school class I teach. I can't tell you how much this little boy amazes me. He is just the cutest thing...can you tell I'm a little sweet on him?
He has autism. I can't imagine how difficult is raising an autistic child. The outbursts, difficulty is learning, understanding and all of those little everyday things many of us take for granted.
Caleb's mom is a friend of mine- she's also known as super crafter blogger mom, Christy. She was in charge of recruiting volunteers for Autism Walk at Haymarket Park. Heck ya- sign me up!
John, the girls and I spent the day helping out with the event. It was so much fun! The twins and John helped with tattoos and I helped with face painting. The weather was perfect...the proof can be seen on our rosy cheeks.
As a family, we are working on serving others. John and I both strongly feel that children need to learn to serve other selflessly- not hoping for anything in return. That love and charity will make a world of difference as the next generation grows and takes charge.
I have to admit, though...I was repaid in full for my volunteering today. It was about time for us to leave, when I hear "Sister Kelly! Sister Kelly! Sister Kelly!" being yelled from a beaming Mr. Caleb as he ran towards our station. He was so excited and I was excited for him. He let me give him a squeeze and we tried out the obstacle course in the station next door. And the bubbles....I definitely know what to get that guy for Christmas!
Here are some pix from the superb day!