Thursday, August 23, 2007

He amazes me

One morning the first week of Kindergarten, I went to school to have lunch with Braden. As I'm waiting for his class to line up, I was standing in the hallway and I noticed a row of pictures hanging on the wall. All the kids had drawn their families-- with moms, dads, sometimes a dog or cat. And then I notice Braden's.....hundreds of dots on his paper. I'm thinking to myself, "Great!! Why can't he just draw cute little people like everyone else?!" Then I notice the title..."Everyone in the world", and I'm simply blown away. How perceptive of him at just 5 years old to see everyone in the world as part of his family. From the time he was a toddler, he's always seen life differently than the rest of us. I used to see that as a problem, but you know what? Now I see it as a gift! I couldn't be prouder of this boy.



Daddy said...

That's my boy!

Nicole said...

"The truly creative mind in any field is no more than this:
A human creature born abnormally, inhumanly sensitive.
To him...
a touch is a blow,
a sound is a noise,
a misfortune is a tragedy,
a joy is an ecstasy,
a friend is a lover,
a lover is a god,
and failure is death.
Add to this cruelly delicate organism the overpowering necessity to create, create, create - - - so that without the creating of music or poetry or books or buildings or something of meaning, his very breath is cut off from him. He must create, must pour out creation. By some strange, unknown, inward urgency he is not really alive unless he is creating."
-Pearl Buck-

And I love the Braden ...his mom's best friend forever >>>Nicole

nicole said...

What an awesome post!! And such a profound idea from a little boy :)

Chad Roberts said...

M. Braden's daddy told me about this....all I can say is that is amazing, when I was that age I would have had to cheat and look at somebody elses picture let alone come up with something that deep :-) Look for Braden to be our President one day!

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