“Sailboat” – A Song for the Lonely (Sung by my Son)

07 Nov

Back in the day, moms carried around a wallet filled with their kids’ pictures.  But it’s a new day.  I’m passing around a YouTube link. This kid – my kid – has been discouraged for years by teachers and school administrators because he doesn’t learn in a way that the school recognizes as ideal. He has also been blessed by some incredible cheerleaders and advocates, for whom we are incredibly grateful.

If you know anything about my family’s story, you know that our journey has been filled with opportunities to move past labels or “what people think” so the world can begin to understand that gifts come in all kinds of packages,  intelligence can’t always be measured by letters of the alphabet, and potential is not decided by skeptics.

Certainly, we all have felt just like a sailboat many times.  You can tell from his voice that this kid knows that feeling, too.  But I hope and pray he feels the wind blowing him exactly where he needs to be as he pursues his dreams, today and always.

Enjoy Jackson’s cover of Ben Rector‘s song, “Sailboat.”

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4 responses to ““Sailboat” – A Song for the Lonely (Sung by my Son)

  1. babybloomr

    November 7, 2013 at 4:08 PM

    I love that dang kid. What an extraordinary person he is.

  2. sarahtunes

    November 7, 2013 at 10:08 PM

    I love this post and Jackson’s emotion and beautiful playing and voice. Thanks for sharing!

  3. onlyoneword

    November 8, 2013 at 1:12 PM

    This is amazing….he is unbelievable!  Thanks so much for sending this to me.  Love you both.


  4. Carol Nace

    November 8, 2013 at 8:00 PM

    The gift of Jackson to us all has certainly come i a beautiful package. May the winds of the Spirit of God blow him gently where he needs to go as he hands his sails to the “Great Sailboat Rescuer”.
    Love you all. carol


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