Friday was “Dress up as your favorite book character day” at school. Michael wanted to be Baby Bird, from the book Are You My Mother. I posted this picture last week:
He didn’t want a real costume so I made him that. He loved his wings, and was so excited to go to school and show them off.
What I didn’t realize until he got home from school, was that he really WAS going to get to show them off. Jordan began to tell me that there was a contest in school. Children were picked from each class and brought up on stage. Well….Michael was picked!
A friend of mine, Jessie, saw the picture I posted and sent me this message about what her son Owen said:
“I think Michael should have won the contest. I dont know his last name, but he was at our bus stop. It wasn’t just his costume, it was the way he walked across the stage, he did so well”.
As I read that message to my husband, I could not hold back my tears. What a sweet thing Owen said. He has a heart of gold. And…AND, I imagined Michael walking across that stage…beaming..so proud of himself.
I have been crying an ugly cry, with happy tears, while writing this.
I wish I had gotten to see that moment. But, thanks to Owen, I got to see it through his eyes…and the view was amazing.
***Many thanks to Jessie for sharing her conversation with Owen, with me***