Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Our Very Own Idol
Zach typed this on his own and in his own words. (it was originally in a word document and I copied/pasted his words into the photo) Reading his words and then holding back the flood of emotions that washed over me was tough; my heart filled with both pride in his amazingly positive attitude and outlook, and longing to make sure he gets everything his heart desires.(okay, I want that for all my kids) These words say so much more than wanting to reach the master builders. Zach has his eyes on the future and will work hard to get there. He is beginning to understand that tasks in life are harder for him and that certainly breaks my heart at times, yet even as he realizes his obstacles he is willing to work to overcome them. As far as I am concerned, that is the making of a true role model and idol. I will forever be grateful to The Lego Group not only for their wonderful products that remain "toys" that have stayed true to the original mission of getting kids to PLAY and IMAGINE, but also for how they reached out to Zach several months ago when there was a mishap with an order. (the poster in the background is part of what they did for him--personally signed by several master builders) I am in the process of trying to find Laura that not only corrected the problem but went on to send him things that changed his life! (not to mention deeply touching his brother, sisters, and his eternally grateful Mama).
If you would like to, please leave comments for Zach! (positive only please, they are moderated for that reason). He'd be so happy and amazed to have "fan mail"!