Last Thursday Skylar performed in her middle school talent show. I was so proud of her when she came home and told us that she wanted to try-out. She loves to sing. She sings a LOT! Most days she comes down the hill from school singing away. That is usually an indicator that she is in a good mood.
I wanted to share with you why I am so proud of Skylar’s performance in the talent show. Ten years ago I sat in a small room with a developmental pediatrician who told me that Skylar most likely would never speak. He also told me that we would probably need to institutionalize her when she was a teenager and that she would be lucky if she could ever get a job bagging groceries when she was older. I remember sitting in that office and saying “Dr. S, thank you for your time, but you REALLY need to work on your bedside manner….it SUCKS!”
I’m so thankful that I knew enough not to listen to that doctor and his very bleak outlook on Skylar’s life. About a year later, Skylar found her voice and she has been using it to sing ever since! Never let anyone tell you what your child can or can’t do!!
Below is the recording of her performance last week. She sang ‘Free to Be Me’ by Francesca Battistelli. She sang this same song in her 5th grade talent show, but this year as the music started & she started to sing, we were surprised to see her doing movements to the song. That was totally new! I got so tickled and couldn’t stop smiling & giggling. My first thought was “That is AWESOME!” I love her sweet spirit, her confidence, & her absolute ability to make people smile! It doesn’t get any better than that!