Have you ever had someone tell you something so surprising and amazing that you were almost speechless? Something they are doing that was beyond my imagination.
This morning a person in my office told me what she was doing with with I write in my blog. She told me she was having her 10 year old stepson read my blog to help him with his reading skills and his comprehension. After he reads the blog she asks him what he thought I was trying to say and what he understands about my blog entry. She then says she has an opportunity to discuss what drugs and addiction does to a person and a family. She said she uses examples that he can relate too for his age level to help him understand the message. He is learning at that age to say NO.
I was completely amazed, touched and almost dumbfounded that she had found a way to create a message for a 10 year old boy from what I write in our blog.
Here is an e-mail I got to illustrate the message above.
****** and I looked at some of your latest updates today and he sees that the girlfriend took Alex back in. ******** ten year old mind thinks that is “not the right thing to do because he is probably just lying again” and she will just have to kick him out again soon. He bets it was “ real hard for Mom not to take the call” He further said he figured she was sad because of it. For what it’s worth, he thinks you are just trying to help Alex help himself by making him make his own decisions.I told him one day when he is offered drugs I hope he remembers how sad life becomes for those who don’t say “no”, and he said . He thought he would and it would be easy to say no. I told him it might not be so easy because of peer pressure. Then he told me. “ Alex only had to say no one time, that was the first time, and then he would have been okay”….Wow the thoughts from a child.