- Warm sunshine.
- A warm breeze.
- Colourful spring flowers with the promise of more to come.
- Spring time birdsong.
- Spring time leaf pile jumping. The ear piercing shrieks of joy from the kids during this exercise are well worth any potential hearing loss in my old age.
- Compassionate teachers and therapists for my children.
- Understanding friends.
- Small children who understand the importance of reaching out to those who are different from themselves. One of Isaiah's classmates is usually walking by our house about the same time that the school bus arrives in the afternoon. She religiously says hi to Isaiah even though he has yet to say anything in response. The other day she told me that their teachers told the class that they need to talk to Isaiah to help him communicate. She also told me that he talks in class a lot.
On one occasion one little girl carried a conversation with Isaiah by herself. Isaiah never said a word but he didn't run away. When she was done she gave him a hug and a kiss before running off to find her mom.
Isaiah's classmates continually amaze me. We seem to run into them everywhere and they are always excited to see him and to say hi to him. These 5 and 6 year olds demonstrate the kind of compassion and understanding that I wish some adults would display. Isaiah doesn't seem to know what to do with his popularity yet. Neither do we other than to be relieved and grateful that he is with such a great bunch of kids.
What are you thankful for?