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.”