Remember how I said he didn't want a thing to do with being in the public eye but was in his class play this year? It was such a clever play, all the kids wrote it together, about Thanksgiving in the Twilight Zone. Zack got to play Snoopy, and he was complete with a Woodstock to help him along. He was awesome. Mom's costume talents, not so awesome. But he didn't care and smiled the entire time.
I finally was able to get Zack's group onto YouTube so you can listen. He's the sweet little boy in the gray jacket, one of only two boys, and one of only a small group of kids. You have to excuse the horrible video quality. For one, I'm short and was in the very back of the auditorium. For two, I had a telephoto lens, but I was shaking so hard and had tears streaming down my face so I am lucky I got ANYTHING. But I'd be honored if you watched. (Please ignore my sniffles and "Good job, buddy," right in the middle of it all. SO FREAKING PROUD.)
This is HUGE for Zack. For a child who has overcome SO many obstacles to come to where he volunteered to put himself in front of the school -- I couldn't be prouder. Truly, honestly, he amazes me every day and gives me strength to know that no matter what he chooses to do in life, it will be awe-inspiring.
Thanks for being here.
Lori Anderson creates jewelry and bead kits as well as collaborative mixed media art with her son, Zack. Visit her shops by clicking on the right side bar of this blog (please and thank you!). She is also the creator of the Bead Soup Blog Party® and author of the book "Bead Soup" via Kalmbach Publishing