the Children Shall Lead Them . . .
Become a Child again !!!
A lesson in "heart" is my little, 10 year old daughter,
Sarah, who was born with a muscle missing in her foot
and wears a brace all the time. She came home one
beautiful spring day to tell me she had competed in"field
day" - that's where they have lots of races and other
competitive events. Because of her leg support, my
mind raced as I tried to think of encouragement for
my Sarah, things I could say to her about not letting
this get her down - but before I could get a word
out, she said "Daddy, I won two of the races!" I couldn't
believe it! And then Sarah said, "I had an advantage."
Ah. I knew it. I thought she must have been given
a head start...some kind of physical advantage. But
again, before I could say anything, she said,"Daddy,
I didn't get a head start... My advantage was I had
to try harder!"
By: Stanley R. Frager Ph.D.