December 15, 2010

The Face of Courage


When I think of the word Courage I think of this little girl.  She is going through the unimaginable right now, yet she always has a smile.  And her smile is contagious.  When you see her or talk to her your first instinct is to cry.  You want to cry because you know it isn't fair that she is fighting this fight and none of us can do anything about it.  What a faith tester and miracle in the making.  You smile because you see her smile and you laugh because she has the sweetest laugh you could ever hear.  She is such a blessing to be at our school.  The few times she has been by for a visit she is treated like you would hope your own child would be treated.  Just like everyone else.  Her parents and siblings are just as courageous as she is.  Their lives are going down a different path right now, but they have been able to reach out to people and have learned to trust people (Jay and Shauna, what a blessing you are to them) that are going to be there for them.  Her teacher has taught her class the importance of acceptance and love for one another.  So not only is she courageous, but she's an inspiration to us all.  You are an Angel and such a blessing to all of us.

I believe there are angels among us
Sent down to us from somewhere up above
They come to you and me in our darkest hours
To show us how to live
To teach us how to give
To guide us with a light of love
Her Kindergarten teacher and class.

You are in my prayers Isabell.

1 comment:

Shauna said...

I am reading this, while in class, fighting to hold back the tears.