Friday, February 26, 2010

Seeing Potential

Last night we went to the Science Fair at our kids' school. Not only did Ali win first place in her category and division, but light bulbs went off for her and her brother Eli. Ali saw her blue ribbon on her project, and you could see in her eyes the desire to do more. I can't tell you what she's going to do next year, but I can tell you it's going to be big.

Eli spent an hour walking slowly from exhibit to exhibit, soaking in every piece of knowledge available. Not only did his light bulb go off, but it kept getting brighter and brighter.

Watching Ali see her own potential, warms my heart. She has so much fear of doing things wrong, that when she gets a blue ribbon and somebody acknowledges how smart she is, it's like a brand new discovery each and every time. Watching Eli is completely different. He is still so new in this world of learning, that anything and everything is an adventure he wants to take. I'm lucky enough to go on these adventures with them and see them realize their own potential.

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