Saturday, November 19, 2011

Beauty and the Beast

Caleb's school did their play this year in the fall instead of the spring because the Music Therapist, who runs the show is having a baby next month and will be out for a few months.

This year they put on Beauty and the Beast.  Even the music therapist got a little choked up when she was introducing the show.  She said she didn't realize the full meaning of doing this show until she saw the kids performing it.  They may not look and talk and act like we do, but inside they are just as amazing if you take the time to get to know them.  It never fails to bring tears to my eyes.  My favorite character this year was the Beast. ADORABLE!!

Caleb did awesome this year!!  No crying or trying to sit down.  I wish I could have gotten a better video but oh well.  I even went both days trying.  But he played the role of "Pepper" in the Be Our Guest scene.

Once again I have to mention those that work with these kids.  It must be so physically and mentally tough, but they love these kids and it shows!

I heard this saying recently "If we threw our problems and challenges into a pile, and saw everyone else's, we would grab ours back"  There are moments with Caleb, that I wish things could be easier, not only for us, but mostly for him.  But I am grateful that having him has given us the opportunity to surround ourselves with such wonderful people, that we otherwise would not have come to know, and I am grateful for their help along our journey.  The wonderful Nancy, who we miss more than she will ever know, said to me once that it is hard and a lot of time crappy work(pun intended!) but she loves them too much to not do it.  A true work of heart!!

1 comment:

Emily said...

So sweet! I got teary watching the video and the end with Caleb! :) So sweet. I love the thing about wanting to grab our own pile of trials when we saw them stacked up with others. I have never heard that, but so true!