I thought about just putting this up for a couple of days ..
.. and going on my merry way.
Because I said I was going to PULL BACK – and I meant it.
But let’s be honest, I’m not exactly the fishing type. I mean, I love the water and the solitude is great, but then there’s the bait and the hooks and the well, you know … the fish.
So I’m leaving the following instead.
It’s brought to you by a veritable throng of dedicated, caring professionals who worked together to teach my girl.
It’s brought to you by YEARS of perseverance, by literacy specialists who joined forces with speech therapists, social pragmatics teachers, aides, classroom teachers and various and sundry others.
It’s brought to you by hope and faith and hours upon hours upon hours of hard work.
It’s brought to you by imagination and will and strength and determination and tenacity.
Above all, it’s brought to you by an eight year-old girl who may have challenges, but who proves again and again that she has no limits.
I’ll be back in a few days. In the meantime, I give you my girl, telling us a story. And giving us hope.
See you in a few days, my friends.