The twinnies school has rallied around Dominic and his family. They have done fundraiser after fundraiser in order to raise money to ease the burden that this family is facing. It's a true (and pure) example of a community coming together in a crisis. And it makes me proud.
The kindergarten teacher asked me if the twins would speak in front of the local high school (in two different assemblies) about Dominic. The hope was to sell bracelets, and have the proceeds go to Dominic's family.
I was very worried.
I was worried that the girls would see this as an opportunity to impress and amaze such a large audience with their singing and dancing abilities. I was also worried that they would have stage fright, and freeze.
I decided that I needed to be there, just in case. Because I'm have absolutely no problem rescuing my children if they are scared. No problem, at all.
The morning that they were supposed to talk in front of the school, Katie started throwing up. I thought for sure that she would rally, but she didn't. She threw up twice in the car on the way to the high school (and once in the parking lot). This meant that Bethie would have to do both talks on her own. And this terrified me!
I videotaped both of her "speeches". Warning: I apparently SUCK at videotaping.
I have never been more proud of my child!
On the way back to the car, Bethie said "I was scared, but I just kept on going". And I loved her even more.
Katie and Sarah also participated:
|Katie and Mum|
|Sarah...wouldn't you give this child $2???|
Truth is, I was proud of them, too!