Last night we saw The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time at the Citadel. It is based on the book of the same title by Mark Haddon and told from the perspective of a 15 year old boy on the Autism Spectrum.
I was struck by the myriad of emotions his parents experienced day to day: fear, joy, anger, pride, frustration and ultimately, immense love.
Each day we work with kids of varying abilities and needs. Reality is, some kids have more severe needs than others and they will face challenges throughout their lives. Their parents too, face challenges and fears most of us can only imagine.
I watched a video yesterday about another teen with Autism: art sensation. As inspired as I was by the teen (well worth 7 minutes of your time to watch the video), I was most inspired by his mother: a mother who clearly would do whatever it takes for her son.
Each day we are surrounded by inspiration. Who is yours?
Nicole, you are mine.