Friday, March 13, 2009

Emily's paper

So today I could blog about Jude's continuing seizures, our lack of sleep, or other everyday issues. I have decided to blog on Emily's paper that was posted for display at Open House at her school. So I am going to copy it verbatim (remember she is ten). Also Mr C is her teacher who she adores!

"Oh no"

"Oh Jude not again! You see Jude, my brother has brain problems, he is only five months old. He is about to have another seizure, and those aren't good. It's sad to watch, but when I am sad Mr C helps me. Mr C inspired me because he helps kids like my brother.

Mr C shows pictures of kids at his camp, and it reminds me of Jude. That inspires me to be more involved with special needs kids.

Sometimes Jude has to go to Cooks Childrens Hospital where Mr C volunteers. They have always been very nice to Jude, and me. We saw Santa there, and Jude got a monkey in a Santa suit. I kind of felt jealous, but I was happy for him at the same time.

Mr C, and Jude inspire me, when Mr C tells me about some kid with cancer I start to cry. I have learned about cancer, and that Leukemia is a bad disease. When he tells stories about children with cancer, and how they are not afraid, this inspires me. They are glad just to go to the playroom in the hospital. So when I was at Cooks and saw one kid that could not leave his room it made me feel good to give him a friendly smile like saying "hello".

Sometimes when I am sad I find myself thinking of Jude. Mom says that if Jude wasn't born she wouldn't have seen how much it takes to be put together. Maybe I will inspire Jude someday."

TEAR! She then wrote Mike, Jude, and I little individual notes about how much she loves us, and why. She said she loves me because I do everything for her, love her, and I am a bit crazy sometimes (but not as crazy as Mikey). I got a big kick out of that. So my little one wrote a paper that made Mike and I both tear up on our way into see her classroom. She is a little inspiration herself.

Have a great day.

10 comments:

Mara said...

Okay nowI have the tears ! what a wonderful paper and a very special little girl !

~The~Wacky~Whittons~ said...

That was so sweet! What a lovely and thoughtful young lady Emily is!!

Vicki said...

Jenn! Your blog made me cry today! Emily is such a wonderful big sister and daughter! It is amazing to see things through their eyes sometimes....great job Emily!

Anonymous said...

What a wise little girl you have there! Both of your children are so very special!!

Turtlemom

Rich said...

I'll say it again, and again... Adults give such little credit to kids... They DO understand the problems around them more then we give them credit. It's our job to educate them; and it seems your doing a fine job!

As a martial arts instructor (teacher) I know my students look up to me... I'm happy to help them understand about other kids with disabilities; and threw me they learn about mine; my bad eyesight.

Keep up the good work guys...

Holly Mackerel said...

That Em is really a neat girl. I am proud of her.

therextras said...

Beautiful!

Thanks so much for sharing. Barbara

Ellen said...

Oh, that was a tear jerker. Emily is a smart, sweet kid

andrea said...

love her, too!

Bronx Cataldo's said...

They understand more than we know.Well done Emily.